Transversus abdominis - Musculus transversus abdominis

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of abdomen > Transversus abdominis



Origin: Eighth costal cartilage, last lumbar transverse process and tuber coxae.

Insertion: On the inner surface of the rectus abdominus.

Action: Compression and support of the abdominal viscera.

Nerve: Medial branches of the last few intercostales and costoabdominalis, iliohypogastricus and ilioinguinalis nerves.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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