Ao, The aorta transversely divided, giving off at each side an intercostal artery.
Wounding of the intercostal artery is avoided by inserting the instrument as near as possible to the anterior edge of the rib.
A special variety of intercostal neuralgia is that which attacks the female breast.
The intercostal arteries arise from the back of the thoracic aorta, and are usually nine pairs.
The branches of the aorta which supply the walls of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis, are the intercostal, the Parietal branches.
The motor power lies in the diaphragm and in the abdominal and intercostal muscles.
It is probably most common about the intercostal, lumbar and supra-orbital regions.
The intercostal muscles below the seat of the lesion and the abdominal muscles are paralysed.
intercostal: between veins or costae; usually in the narrow grooves between veins in the costal region of a wing.
About the middle of January I was taken down with intercostal rheumatism and spinal trouble, and was very low for several months.
intercostal in·ter·cos·tal (ĭn'tər-kŏs'təl)
Located or occurring between the ribs. n.
A space, muscle, or part situated between the ribs.