Functional Anatomy of the Muscles of the Anterolateral Abdominal Wall: Electromyography and Histoenzymology

Relationship Between Abdominal Wall Activity and Intra-abdominal Pressure


The descriptive anatomy and pathology of the abdominal wall are well known to surgeons and specialists in functional rehabilitation. Conversely, few studies have been devoted to the anatomophysiological features of the parietal muscles, and little progress has been made regarding the functional anatomy of the recti abdomini and flat abdominal muscles (the transverse and internal and external obliques).


Motor Unit Abdominal Muscle Abdominal Pressure Functional Anatomy Contraction Time 
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