Subcostalis muscle

The Subcostales (singular: subcostalis) (Infracostales) consist of muscular and aponeurotic fasciculi, which are usually well-developed only in the lower part of the thorax; each originates from the inner surface of one rib, and is inserted into the inner surface of the second or third rib below, near its angle.

Subcostalis muscle
Origininner surface of one rib
Insertioninner surface of the second or third rib below, near its angle
Nerveintercostal nerves
Actionselevates ribs.
Latinmusculus subcostalis
Anatomical terms of muscle

Their fibers run in the same direction as those of the Intercostales interni.

Elevates the ribs to assist in inspiration.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 403 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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