Transversus Abdominis Muscle Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to memorise information about the transversus abdominis muscle. Test your knowledge of anatomy using the transversus abdominis flashcards below.

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Costal cartilages ribs 7-12, thoracolumbar fascia, liac crest & inguinal ligament


Linea alba & pubic crest + pectineal line via conjoint tendon


  • Provides structural support to adjacent abdominal structures
  • Compresses abdomen and increases intrabdominal pressure


  • Intercostal nerves (T7-T11)
  • Subcostal nerve (T12)
  • Iliohypogastric nerve (L1)
  • Ilioinguinal nerve (L1)

Blood Supply

  • Lower posterior intercostal artery
  • Subcostal artery
  • Superficial and deep circumflex iliac arteries
  • Inferior and superior epigastric arteries
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Would you like to learn more about the transversus abdominis muscle? Then check out the transversus abdominis muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Transversus Abdominis Muscle Anatomy

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