external oblique (muscle)

Type:Term

Definitions
1. flat muscle of abdomen; origin, external surfaces of fifth to twelfth ribs; insertion, anterior half of lateral lip of iliac crest and inguinal ligament inferiorly, and continuing medially as part of the anterior layer of the rectus sheath; action, supports and compresses abdominal viscera; flexes and rotates trunk; nerve supply, thoracoabdominal nerves.

Synonyms
musculus obliquus externus abdominis , abdominal external oblique (muscle)

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