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Medical Term:

muscles of back

 

Definition: the muscles of the back in general, including the thoracoappendicular muscles attaching the shoulder girdle to the trunk posteriorly, the posterior serratus muscles, and the erector spinae and transversospinalis muscles.

Synonym(s): musculi dorsiTA, dorsal muscles

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