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Muscles of the chest and Trunk

Chest and trunk        
 Muscle Origin  Insertion  Action  Notes 
Intercostals Inferior border of the rib above Superior border of the rib below External Intercostals: draw the ventral part of the ribs upward, increasing thoracic cavity space

Internal Intercostals: draw the ventral part of the ribs downward, decreasing the space of the thoracic cavity

Stabilize the rib cage and assist in respiration.

Meat of spare ribs.

Pectoralis major        
Pectoralis minor        
Diaphragm        
Rectus abdominis        
External obliques        
Internal obliques        
Transverse abdominis        
Quadratus lumborum        

 

 
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