Transversus abdominis

Group
Abdomen
Whole Sale Section
Flank, Loin
Origin
(1) The medial surfaces of the ventral ends or the cartilages of the asternal ribs, meeting the costal attachment of the diaphgram (2) The transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae.
Insertion
The xiphoid cartilage of the linea alba
Action
Compress the abdomen
Innervation
Intercostal and lumbar nerves.
Blood Supply
Intercostal, lumbar, and musculo-phrenic arteries
Retail Cuts
Beef Flank Steak