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External Intercostal Muscles

Summary Information: External Intercostal Muscles

External Intercostal Muscles: The external intercostal muscles are one group of the intercostal muscles. The external intercostal muscles are located between the ribs. Each individual muscle originates on the inferior border of the rib above its specific location and inserts on the superior border of the rib below its location. The external intercostal muscles help to form the chest wall and move the ribs upward, increasing the thoracic cavity space, during the act of inspiration. The external intercostal muscles are innervated by the intercostal nerves.

Conditions that can afflict the external intercostal muscles include costochondritis, pleurisy, myalga, repetitive strain injury, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.

Closely Related Organs: External Intercostal Muscles

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: External Intercostal Muscles

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Other Names: External Intercostal Muscles

The following are other names for the organ: External Intercostal Muscles:

  • External intercostals

Sub Parts: External Intercostal Muscles

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: External Intercostal Muscles

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