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    Answer each of the following:
    a. An accident victim was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from his car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy revealed the cause of death was a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis of the phrenic and intercostal nerves. Why was this injury fatal? Include an explanation of the function of the nerves. Include the how and why. Be specific.
    b. An emergency appendectomy was performed with an incision made at the lateral edge of the right iliac abdominopelvic region. What superficial and deep muscles were cut?
    c. What muscles must be immobilized to prevent movement of a broken clavicle?
    d. Mr. Jones was getting a back rub from his massage therapist. What superficial muscles of the back were being massaged?

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    Solution Summary

    This solution addresses various situations that affect back muscles.