Transversus thoracis muscle :-

Transversus thoracis muscle :-

Muscle details :-

lies internal to the thoracic cage, anteriorly. It is a thin plane of muscular and tendinous fibers, situated upon the inner surface of the front wall of the chest.

Origin :-

Costal cartilages of last 3-4 true ribs, body of sternum and xiphoid process.

Insertion :-

Ribs/costal cartilages 2-6 .

Nerve :-

Intercostal nerves.

Actions :-

Depresses ribs.

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