A Description of the Human Muscles; With Their Several Uses, and the Synonyma of the Best Authors

A Description of the Human Muscles; With Their Several Uses, and the Synonyma of the Best Authors

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...pass over one rib and terminate in the next below it, Albinus calls Levatores costarum longiores et breviores. The portions of the internal that pass over one rib, and are inserted into the next below it, Douglas calls Costarum depressores proprii Cowperii. Supra-costaks, and Infra-costales, Winslow. The muscles within the thorax are one pair, viz. TRIANGULARIS, OR STERNO COSTALIS, Arises, fleshy, and a little tendinous, from all the length of the cartilago ensiformis laterally, and from the edge of the lower half of the middle bone of the sternum, from whence its fibres ascend obliquely upwards and outwards. Inserted, generally by three triangular terminations, into the lower edge of the cartilages of the third, fourth, and fifth ribs, near where these join with the ribs. Use. To depress these cartilages, and the extremities of the ribs; and consequently to assist in contracting the cavity of the thorax. This muscle often varies; and is sometimes inserted into the cartilage of the second rib, sometimes into the cartilage of the sixth rib. CHAP. XXIII. MUSCLES SITUATED ON THE ANTERIOR PART OF THE NECK CLOSE TO THE VERTEBRA. These consist of one layer, formed by four muscles. 1. LONGTJS COLLI, Arises, tendinous and fleshy, from the bodies of The muscles described in this chapter cannot be exposed till the trachea and esophagus be removed. The longus colli and rectus capitis intemus major are situated be hind the pharynx, the esophagus, and principal vessels and nerves of the neck, but connected to them by loose cellular substance. The rectus capitis intemus minor and rectus capitis lateralis are very small muscles, which run between the first vertebra; and basis of the cranium. The former is situated near the meisal line of the vertebrae, and the...
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