Anatomy Muscle Actions (Deep: muscles of respiration/ Abdominal wall muscles)

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  1. Elevate rib cage; aids in inspiration
    External intercostals
  2. Depresses rib cage; aids in forced expiration
    Internal intercostals
  3. Prime mover of inspiration
    Diaphragm
  4. Flexes and rotates vertebral column; stabilizes pelvis during walking
    Rectus abdominis
  5. Aids muscles in back in trunk rotation and lateral flexion
    External oblique
  6. Transverse abdominis
    Compresses abdominal contents
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Anatomy Muscle Actions (Deep: muscles of respiration/ Abdominal wall muscles)
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