Definition of Musculus scalenus

1. Noun. Any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing.

Exact synonyms: Scalene Muscle, Scalenus
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Scalenus

musculus rectus superior
musculus rectus thoracis
musculus retrahens aurem
musculus rhomboatloideus
musculus rhomboideus major
musculus rhomboideus minor
musculus risorius
musculus sacrococcygeus anterior
musculus sacrococcygeus dorsalis
musculus sacrococcygeus posterior
musculus sacrococcygeus ventralis
musculus sacrolumbalis
musculus sacrospinalis
musculus salpingopharyngeus
musculus sartorius
musculus scalenus (current term)
musculus scalenus anterior
musculus scalenus anticus
musculus scalenus medius
musculus scalenus minimus
musculus scalenus posterior
musculus scalenus posticus
musculus semimembranosus
musculus semispinalis
musculus semispinalis capitis
musculus semispinalis cervicis
musculus semispinalis colli
musculus semispinalis dorsi
musculus semispinalis thoracis
musculus semitendinosus

Literary usage of Musculus scalenus

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1. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1908)
"The scalenus anticus (musculus scalenus anterior) is a well- defined muscle which is separated from the scalenus ..."

2. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"The scalenus medius (musculus scalenus medius) is a more powerful muscle than the preceding. It springs from the posterior tubercles of all the cervical ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"musculus scalenus Medius.—The scalenus medius is a more powerful muscle than the scalenus anterior. It springs from the posterior tubercles of all the ..."

4. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"musculus scalenus Medius.—The scalenus medius is a more powerful muscle than the scalenus anterior. It springs from the posterior tubercles of all the ..."

5. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1870)
"... and along the brachial plexus, ran obliquely outwards, in place of at once passing inwards over the anterior surface of the musculus scalenus anticus, ..."

6. The Brain Considered Anatomically, Physiologically and Philosophically by Emanuel Swedenborg, Rudolph Leonhard Tafel (1882)
"From the other side comes another branch from the region of the musculus scalenus. At last the whole of this right trunk on its downward passage, ..."

7. Surgical diseases of the chest by Carl Beck (1907)
"posterior part of the subclavia near its lower border and close to the inner margin of the musculus scalenus anticus. In its course, which at first is ..."

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