Definition of Scalene muscle

1. Noun. Any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing.

Exact synonyms: Musculus Scalenus, Scalenus
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle



Definition of Scalene muscle

1. Noun. (anatomy) any of the three pairs of muscles on each side of the neck that are involved in moving the neck, and in breathing ¹

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Literary usage of Scalene muscle

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1. Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck by John Blair Deaver (1904)
"Behind the anterior scalene muscle are the pleura, the subclavian and superior intercostal arteries, the nerves forming the axillary plexus of nerves, ..."

2. Anatomical Names: Especially the Basle Nomina Anatomica ("BNA") by Albert Chauncey Eycleshymer, Daniel Martin Schoemaker, Roy Lee Moodie, Wilhelm His (1917)
"Macalister— 46:69 — scalenus anterior—46:66 = Anterior scalene muscle — scalenus anticus—46:66 — scalenus intermedius—46:69 — scalenus ..."

3. Anatomical terminology, with special reference to the (B N A): With Special by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1907)
"... minor) Anterior scalene muscle Middle scalene muscle Posterior scalene muscle Smallest scalene muscle Cervical fascia Prevertebral fascia Muscles of the ..."

4. A System of Surgery: Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Operative by Samuel David Gross (1882)
"Taking the anterior scalene muscle for his guide, the operator feels for the tubercle of the first rib, a little to the outside of which the artery will be ..."

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