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Rectus Abdominis

"Rectus Abdominis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A long flat muscle that extends along the whole length of both sides of the abdomen. It flexes the vertebral column, particularly the lumbar portion; it also tenses the anterior abdominal wall and assists in compressing the abdominal contents. It is frequently the site of hematomas. In reconstructive surgery it is often used for the creation of myocutaneous flaps. (From Gray's Anatomy, 30th American ed, p491)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Rectus Abdominis" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Rectus Abdominis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 52 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2009 and 2014
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