Definition of Serratus anterior
1. Noun. Muscles that rotate the scapula and elevate the rib cage.
Generic synonyms: Serratus, Serratus Muscles
Medical Definition of Serratus anterior
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Literary usage of Serratus anterior
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1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"downwards on the lateral surface of the serratus anterior, and is the nerve of supply ... serratus anterior muscle and origin of the External Oblique muscle ..."
2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The serratus anterior (Serratus magnus) (Fig. 520) is a thin muscular sheet, situated between the ribs and the scapula at the upper and lateral part of the ..."
3. A Laboratory Manual of Human Anatomy by Lewellys Franklin Barker, Dean De Witt Lewis, Daniel Graisberry Revell (1904)
"Anterior Serratus Muscle (M. serratus anterior) (OT Serratus Magnus). Divide the posterior cord of the brachial plexus. Drag the arm forcibly from the body ..."
4. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"The lateral cutaneous nerves lie along the mid-axillary line, where they appear between the digitations of the serratus anterior and the obliquus externus. ..."
5. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"77, c), and serratus anterior (Fig. 73, /). The caudal border covers a portion of the ... M. serratus anterior (or serratus magnus) (Fig. 73, /). Origin. ..."