Definition of Serratus anterior

1. Noun. Muscles that rotate the scapula and elevate the rib cage.




Medical Definition of Serratus anterior

1. Origin, from centre of lateral aspect of first eight to nine ribs; insertion, superior and inferior angles and intervening medial margin of scapula; action, rotates scapula and pulls it forward, elevates ribs; nerve supply, long thoracic from brachial plexus. Synonym: musculus serratus anterior, anterior serratus muscle, costoscapularis, musculus serratus magnus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serratus Anterior

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serratus anterior (current term)
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serratus posterior superior muscle
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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. ..."

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