Definition of Intercostals

1. Noun. (plural of intercostal) ¹

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Definition of Intercostals

1. intercostal [n] - See also: intercostal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intercostals

intercostal anaesthesia
intercostal arteries
intercostal artery
intercostal ligaments
intercostal lymph nodes
intercostal membranes
intercostal muscle
intercostal muscles
intercostal nerves
intercostal neuralgia
intercostal space
intercostal vein
intercostal veins
intercostals (current term)
intercostobrachial nerves
intercostohumeral nerves

Literary usage of Intercostals

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The External intercostals are eleven in number on each side. They extend from the tubercles ... They are thicker than the Internal intercostals. Relations. ..."

2. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"Consequently, it has been assumed that, should the upper ribs be fixed, the contractions of both sets of intercostals would elevate the system of ribs below ..."

3. A Text-book of human physiology: Designed for the Use of Practitioners and by Austin Flint (1881)
"The latter seem to settle the question of the mode of action of the intercostals and explain satisfactorily certain points which even now are not generally ..."

4. A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest by William Stokes, Henry Wentworth Acland (1882)
"The protrusion of this muscle follows the same course and a influenced by the same laws, as that of the intercostals. recognize it by examining the upper ..."

5. An Elementary System of Physiology. by John Bostock (1826)
"... but that the internal intercostals would depress the ribs, and of course diminish the size of the chest. this way a measure of the elastic force of the ..."

6. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1836)
"ON PARALYSIS OF THE intercostals AND DIAPHRAGM CONSIDERED AS A. NEW SOURCE OF DIAGNOSIS. The observations which I have to offer on this subject were ..."

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