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Rectus

rectus

Origin: NL, fr. L. Regere to keep straight.

(Science: anatomy) A straight muscle; as, the recti of the eye.


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Re: Tendinous Inscriptions in the Rectus Abdominis

Taking a stab at it - Since the abdominal muscle mainly stabilize the body - I'd assume that the endinous inscriptions and linea alba play a role in this function. They join the muscle to the bone right - namely the ribcage there by holding the muscle in place? Since evolution would favor the minima...

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by Novis78
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:03 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Tendinous Inscriptions in the Rectus Abdominis
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Re: Tendinous Inscriptions in the Rectus Abdominis

Just thought I would refresh this question to see if anyone knows the answer to this question. Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!

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by wushufanatic
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Tendinous Inscriptions in the Rectus Abdominis
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Tendinous Inscriptions in the Rectus Abdominis

... had a person ask me a question the other day that stumped me and I have not been able to find a good answer (perhaps there is none). Regarding the rectus abdominis, what is the function of the tendinous inscriptions and linea alba? For example, why did we not develop in such a way that the fibers ...

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by wushufanatic
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Tendinous Inscriptions in the Rectus Abdominis
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Extraocular Muscles

My anatomy book is a bit confusing...in the margins, it says that the: lateral rectus moves the eye laterally medial rectus moves the eye medially superior rectus elevates the eye and turns it medially inferior rectus depresses eye and turns it medially inferior ...

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by fiercedeity085
Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:21 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Extraocular Muscles
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Any help appreciated!

** I read the book already and still confused :( . Question: Is sartorious muscle more superficial comparing to the rectus femoris muscle or is the other way around? I looked at the muscle model and it confused me even more. ** Is the messeter immediately inferior to temporalis? ...

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by Platysma08
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Any help appreciated!
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