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What is the definition or description of: pectoralis major?

What is the definition or description of: pectoralis major?

Its a muscle: The pectoralis major ( latin: pector = breast) is a thick, fan-shaped muscle, situated at the chest (anterior) of the human body. It makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in the male and lies under the breast in the female. Underneath the pectoralis major is the pectoralis minor, a thin, triangular muscle. ...Read more

Pectoralis Major (Definition)

The pectoralis major ( latin: pector = breast) is a thick, fan-shaped muscle, situated at the chest (anterior) of the human body. It makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in the male and lies under the breast in the female. Underneath the pectoralis major is the pectoralis minor, ...Read more


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What are the best home exercises to build up my pectoralis major muscles?

What are the best home exercises to build up my pectoralis major muscles?

Push ups: There's a reason push ups have been used by pretty much every exercise guru and the military for eons. They work when done correctly. You can vary what part of the muscle is used more intensely by shifting your arm/hand position. Try men's health website or shape magazine's for more. ...Read more

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Tear involving the supraspinatus tendon without evidence of a full thickness rotator cuff dose it got any thing to do with pectoralis major m pain ?

Tear involving the supraspinatus tendon
without evidence of a full thickness rotator cuff  dose it got any thing to do with pectoralis major m pain 
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Sometimes: Sounds like a partial year of the supraspinatius which is actually a very common MRI finding. Most patients describe pain over the deltoid but have seen some describe pectoral pain. You should be examined to confirm it is your shoulder and treatment should be effective with pt and possibly an injection. ...Read more

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I have a pulled pectoralis major and I would like to know if it can cause shortness of breath?

I have a pulled pectoralis major and I would like to know if it can cause shortness of breath?

Pulled pectoralis: No certain what you mean by SOB. If it hurts each time you breath then this might cause SOB because you are not breathing deeply enough. ...Read more

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Pectoralis major muscle for last one year pain whose in ER doctor told me it can be pectoralis musel but i don't recall strching it or any thing like?

Pectoralis major muscle
for last one year pain whose in ER doctor told me it can be pectoralis musel but i don't  recall strching it or any thing like?

May need more eval: Pec maj strain is common cause of chest pain. One year is a long time to have it though. Eval your daily activities: do you carry a heavy purse, on the effected side? Pain change as you move your arms? There are also ribcage, esophageal, shoulder and neck problems that can "radiate" pain to your chest. It can even be your gallbladder, if on the right side. I assume heart has already been eval'd. ...Read more

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How can I build up my pectoralis majors with only dumb bells?

How can I build up my pectoralis majors with only dumb bells?

Dumbbell press works: You can definitely use dumbbells to build up your chest (pectoralis muscles). Here is a short list: 1. Bench press (see image) 2. Incline bench press 3. Decline bench press 4. Lying fly 5. Incline fly try dumbbell-exercises.Com for more details. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal to have no pectoralis on the left side of the chest? What can be done?

Sounds like: Poland's syndrome, congenital absence of pectoralis major muscle. It is generally a cosmetic problem more than a functional one. Plastic surgeon can fix it for you. ...Read more

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Are there just some body types on men that just cannot get nicely shaped pectoralis muscles?

Are there just some body types on men that just cannot get nicely shaped pectoralis muscles?

Ectomorph: People with a body type called, "ectomorphic" are skinny and cannot develop a muscular physique. Other body types are mesomorph and endomorph. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been having this aching knife like chest pain (but not too severe) which is located in the middle of my chest between the pectoralis?

My boyfriend has been having this aching knife like chest pain (but not too severe) which is located in the middle of my chest between the pectoralis?

See your physician.: Unfortunately chest pain symptoms cannot be explained without an in-person evaluation by a physician. If it is worrisome enough, either go to your primary care physician or the er. ...Read more

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How do free radicals work in the body?

How do free radicals work in the body?

Free radicals are : Atoms or molecules that have unpaired electrons. Thus they seek molecules to bind with them destroying the cells/ oxidizing them in the process . This oxidation leads to cell destruction, aging , cancer etc. Antioxidants like vitamin c , e and beta carotene which are present in most fruits and veggies fight off these free radicals . U can read the link below for more info ...Read more

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What to major in to work in rehab?

What to major in to work in rehab?

No one answer: It can depend on what you want to do in rehab: exercise physiology, sociology, or physical education are obvious, but even engineering and music may be helpful -- for rehab technology or music therapy. It all depends on your other interests, how passionately you feel about that field and want to use it to help others - rehab is a very wide field. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to return to work after having a major hamstring rupture?

Depends...: Should be directed by your surgeon and therapist... Dont try to speed up the healing process. Listen to your orthopedist! the post surgery/ rehab period is very very important for the complete healing process! best to you! ...Read more

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What muscles do incline and decline muscles work? Not sure which one works the upper or lower pictoralis major.

What muscles do incline and decline muscles work? Not sure which one works the upper or lower pictoralis major.

Decline = lower pec: Both the upper pectoralis major ("clavicular head") and lower pectoralis major ("sternal" head) will be activated with any chest pressing exercise. Recent research suggests that the upper portion is worked relatively equally regardless of angle, but the lower portion might be emphasized with a 15 degree decline. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever suffered a major depressive episode and recovered enough to be able to go back to work full time?

Has anyone ever suffered a major depressive episode and recovered enough to be able to go back to work full time?

Yes!: Many people have recovered from major depressive episodes and gone on to live high-functioning, full, and productive lives. There are many things that can help a person with major depression feel better, including counseling, therapy, support groups, and medication. Major depression is common and treatable. If you think you may be depressed, i encourage you to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Have glaucoma with a life expectancy of 30+ yrs. Plan to work as a paralegal for 10 years. If major surgery done is a detail oriented career over?

Have glaucoma with a life expectancy of 30+ yrs.  Plan to work as a paralegal for 10 years. If  major surgery done is a detail oriented career over?

No not necessarily : If your glaucoma has progressed despite maximally tolerated medical/laser treatment, and your glaucoma doc has recommended surgery, generally this is to stabilize the disease progression. Your quality of vision depends on how much field loss you have in each eye and your visual acuity. As long as your binoc vision (& central vision)remain in tact your ability to continue with dexterous tasks = ok. ...Read more

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Could st john's wort work for major depression and anxiety?

Could st john's wort work for major depression and anxiety?

Supplements like: St John's Wort do not undergo rigorous laboratory testing, like psychiatric medications. Therefore, no one can tell you if it will work for major depression & anxiety. You are safer to consider meeting with a psychiatrist & being followed to be sure you are on the right medication & that is is working. Don't risk using something that has not been tested. ...Read more