Definition of intercostal in English:

intercostal

Syllabification: in·ter·cos·tal
Pronunciation: /ˌintərˈkästəl
 
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Anatomy

adjective

  • Situated between the ribs: the fifth left intercostal space
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    • The diaphragm electrode was inserted at the ventral end of the seventh or eighth intercostal space.
    • There were 3 smaller satellite lesions occupying the left first, fifth, and eighth intercostal spaces.
    • Referral to a subspecialist also may be considered for patients who have more generalized pain related to irritation of a thoracic or intercostal nerve root.

noun

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  • A muscle situated between the ribs.
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    • Fold your left leg over your right knee and cross over with your elbows to hit the transverse abdominus, intercostals and obliques.
    • Another name for something similar to Tietze's syndrome is costal chondritis, which is the inflammation of the intercostals between the ribs.

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intercostally

adverb

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