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thoracic intertransversarii (muscles)


Definition: deep muscles of upper back; origin, transverse processes of thoracic vertebrae; insertion, next superior transverse process; action, abducts thoracic vertebrae; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of thoracic nerves.

Synonym(s): musculi intertransversarii thoracisTA, thoracic intertransverse muscles

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