The longissimus thoracis is the intermediate and largest of the continuations of the sacrospinalis.[WP]. intermediate erector spinae muscle of back; origin, with iliocostalis and from transverse processes of lower thoracic vertebrae; insertion, by lateral slips into most or all of the ribs between angles and tubercles and into tips of transverse processes of upper lumbar vertebrae, and by medial slips into accessory processes of upper lumbar and transverse processes of thoracic vertebrae; action, extends vertebral column; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of thoracic and lumbar spinal nerves[Stedmans]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longissimus#Longissimus_thoracis http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?s=longissimus+thoracis+%28muscle%29 ]

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The longissimus thoracis is the intermediate and largest of the continuations of the sacrospinalis.[WP]. intermediate erector spinae muscle of back; origin, with iliocostalis and from transverse processes of lower thoracic vertebrae; insertion, by lateral slips into most or all of the ribs between angles and tubercles and into tips of transverse processes of upper lumbar vertebrae, and by medial slips into accessory processes of upper lumbar and transverse processes of thoracic vertebrae; action, extends vertebral column; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of thoracic and lumbar spinal nerves[Stedmans].

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TODO - add logical definition to determine if AAO class belongs here. Classified as erector spinae in AAO

external definition

Epaxial muscle which originates on the antero-lateral urostyle and inserts variably along the neural spines and transverse processes of the presacral vertebrae to the exoccipital bone.[AAO]

has exact synonym

longissimus dorsi

longissimus thoracis

musculus longissimus dorsi

musculus longissimus thoracis

longissimus dorsi muscle

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UBERON:0001401

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