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Muscle of the Thorax

MuscleDescriptionAttachmentsActions
Internal obliques Intermediate muscle of the abdominal wall Iliac crest and lumbar fascia. Inserts to linea alba and inferior ribs Compress abdomen and flex vertebrae.....lateral flexion and rotation (unilaterally)
External obliques Superficial abdominal muscle running inferiorly and medially Inferior 8 ribs, inserts to iliac crest and linea alba Compress abdomen and flex vertebrae. Unilaterally later al flexion and rotation of
Transverse abdominis Deep muscle, laying transversely around the abdominal wall Iliac crest, lumbar fascia, inferior ribs 6-12, inserts to xiphoid process, linea Alva and pubis Compress the abdomen
Rectus abdominis Six pack muscles of anterior abdomen Pubis and pubic symphysis, inserts to cartilage of ribs 5-7 and xiphoid process. Flexes vertebrae and compresses abdomen.
Created by: sidneybetty