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Adson's test

Adson's test  

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Adson’s test arm adducted. A test used in the assessment of Thoracic outlet syndrome.• Patient stands with arm adducted against front of trunk. Feel radial pulse.• Extend neck and turn ...
head rotation

head rotation  

Lateral movement of the head around its axis. Head rotation is effected by the unilateral action of the sternocleidomastoids and deeper neck muscles, including the scalenes.
inspiratory mechanism

inspiratory mechanism  

Mechanism by which air is drawn into the lungs. A combination of movements of the ribs upwards and outwards, and of the diaphragm downwards reduces the intrapulmonary and intrapleural pressure, which ...
scalenus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
One of four muscles (scalenus anterior, scalenus medius, scalenus minimus, and scalenus posterior) located anterolaterally on each side of the neck, deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle. ... More
Scalenus muscles

Scalenus muscles   Reference library

A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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Current Version:
2009
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Medicine and health, Surgery
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Scalenus anterior: Origin: Transverse process of 3–6 cervical vertebra. Insertion: Tubercle of first rib. Nerve: ... More

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