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Other Terms: Musculus sternalis, Muscle sternal
Latin muscle parts
Thoracic wall – ventral muscle
In English, this muscle’s name is the muscles of the breast, or chest. The word sternalis comes from the Latin word sternon meaning “breast or chest.”
Anterior surface of the inferior costal cartilages of the true ribs and the superior part of the rectus sheath.
Anterior surface of the superior aspect of the sternum and the adjoining costal cartilages.
Assists with rib movements.
Intercostal nerves (T2 through T7)
Perforating branches from the internal thoracic artery and anterior intercostal arteries.