What Does Rectus Mean?


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The word rectus is related to Biology. The word ha sits origin in Latin and means straight (muscle). Later, it was adapted as rēctus by the New Latin. Rectus is a muscle found in thigh, abdomen, the neck and also the eye. The muscles are straight and hence named rectus. But, usually it refers to the muscles of the abdomen and the thighs. It is scientifically named rectus abdominis. This muscle is also called six-pack.

This muscle defines the structure of that part of the body where it is located. This muscle is of great help in respiration when a patient suffers from breathing problems. It is near the fifth rib on the anterior side. This muscle is easily visible on a body-builder's abdomen.

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