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External Abdominal Oblique Muscle

Known as: Muscle, External Oblique, Descending Oblique Muscle, Musculus obliquus externus abdominis 
The largest and most superficial muscle on the lateral side of the anterior abdomen which compresses the abdomen and pulls the chest downward.
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
STUDY DESIGN Prospective, single-group, repeated-measures design. OBJECTIVE To identify exercises that could be used for… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
This study was undertaken to establish normal reference ranges for abdominal muscle size and symmetry and to examine the effects… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
External shocks, such as commodity price fluctuations, natural disasters, and the role of the international economy, are often… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
STUDY DESIGN Ultrasound and electromyographic (EMG) measures of trunk muscle activity were compared between low back pain (LBP… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Summary Purpose It has been suggested that transversus abdominis acts as an active stabiliser of the lumbar spine and may be… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE With the current interest in stability training for the injured low back, the use of labile (movable… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
STUDY DESIGN This study examined the coactivation of trunk flexor and extensor muscles in healthy individuals. The experimental… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Abdominal exercises are prescribed for both the prevention and treatment of low back injury. However, these exercises sometimes… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
This study tested the possibility of obtaining the activity of deeper muscles in the torso-specifically psoas, quadratus lumborum… Expand
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
Closure of large abdominal-wall defects usually requires the transposition of remote myocutaneous flaps or free-tissue transfers… Expand
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