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Intercostal muscles

Summary Information: Intercostal muscles

Intercostal muscles: The intercostal muscles are a group of muscles that are located between the ribs. The individual intercostal muscles each 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 intercostal muscles help to form the chest and move the ribs during the act of respiration. The intercostal muscles are innervated by the intercostal nerves.

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

Closely Related Organs: Intercostal muscles

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Intercostal muscles

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Other Names: Intercostal muscles

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Sub Parts: Intercostal muscles

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Intercostal muscles

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Organ types: Muscle (60)

Related organs: ribs (2), chest (6), muscles (60)

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