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Rectus abdominis

rectus abdominis

A long flat muscle that extends along the whole length of both sides of the abdomen. It flexes the vertebral column, particularly the lumbar portion; it also tenses the anterior abdominal wall and assists in compressing the abdominal contents. It is frequently the site of haematomas. In reconstructive surgery it is often used for the creation of myocutaneous flaps.


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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

... 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, ...

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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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