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What is the pectoralis minor muscle?

Rick Olderman
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The pectoralis minor muscle is a deep chest muscle originating at ribs 3 - 5 and inserting into the corocoid process of the scapula (shoulder blade). When tight, this muscle can pull the scapula forward altering its axis of rotation.
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