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Pectoralis Minor: a skeletal muscle that draws down the scapula or raises the ribs
Source: WordNet 2.1
Pectoralis Minor: The pectoralis minor is a paired muscle found in the upper anterior chest area that helps to give shape to the breasts. The pectoralis minor muscle lies under the pectoralis major muscle. The pectoralis minor originates from the third, fourth, and fifth ribs and inserts on the scapula. The pectoralis minor helps to stabilize the scapula and has a variety of actions on it, including tilting it forward, and lowering and abducting it. It creates the motion needed for such activities as pushing open a door. The pectoralis minor is innervated by the medial pectoral nerve.
Conditions that can afflict the pectoralis minor include pectoralis minor syndrome, myalga, repetitive strain injury, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.
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