Definition of parasternal in English:


Syllabification: par·a·ster·nal
Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈstərnəl


  • Situated beside the sternum.
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    • Three days later, the diaphragm and parasternal intercostals contained numerous inflammatory cells and necrotic muscle fibers.
    • The aponeuroses and muscles connecting the fractured ribs to the non-fractured ribs probably play a major role in transmitting the inspiratory force of the contracting parasternal intercostals to the flail portion of the chest.
    • The aortic root area was measured using the parasternal long-axis view.

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