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Rectus Abdominis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Rectus Abdominis
Tree Number(s)
A02.633.567.050.800
Unique ID
D017568
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017568
Annotation
/growth: coordinate with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT; /‌embryol: coordinate with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT if pertinent
Scope Note
A long flat muscle that extends along the whole length of both sides of the abdomen. It flexes the vertebral column, particularly the lumbar portion; it also tenses the anterior abdominal wall and assists in compressing the abdominal contents. It is frequently the site of hematomas. In PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES it is often used for the creation of MYOCUTANEOUS FLAP. (From Gray's Anatomy, 30th American ed, p491)
Entry Term(s)
Recti Abdominis
Rectus Abdominus
Rectus Muscle of Abdomen
Previous Indexing
Abdominal Muscles (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/12/28
Revision Date
2022/07/15
Rectus Abdominis Preferred
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