Transversus abdominis muscle

What is Transversus abdominis muscle?

Transversus abdominis muscle meaning Muscle of the abdominal wall. It originates in the iliac crest and lower six ribs and inserts into the xiphoid cartilage and linea alba. Its main function is compressing the abdominal contents.Other muscles of the abdominal wall are:External obliqueInternal obliqueRectus abdominis

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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