Transverse Section - Pelvis

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The multifidus muscle consists of a series of muscles which run from the transverse processes or 'side arms' of vertebrae to the spine, or part of the vertebra that projects posteriorly, above. Some muscles extend for 3-4 vertebrae, or from one vertebra to another. These muscles rotate the spine (do the twist).

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iliopsoas muscle | colon | rectus abdominus | gluteal muscles | mesentary | pelvis | sacrum |
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Module Name: abd1820
Module Title: Transverse Section - Pelvis
Image Info: Tansverse Section through the abdomen/pelvis; Visible Human Project.
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: January 12th, 1997

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