Muscles of the thorax

The muscles that are studied include those related to respiration. A number of other muscles are anatomically related to the thorax, but they are not functionally associated with this region. Examples include:

The principal muscles of the thorax are:

External intercostal (anterior intercostal membrane)

Ixternal intercostal (posterior intercostal membrane)

Innermost intercostal (intercostalis intimus)

Transversus thoracis



John A. McNulty
Last Updated: March 28, 1996
Created: 1 March 1996