Definition: Retractionsenteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-dictionary-enHD-AR2.gifA retraction is a medical term for when the area between the ribs and in the neck sinks in when a person with asthma attempts to inhale.Definition: Retractions10/12/200408/11/201608/11/2016ed01185c-fc3a-4c7b-a486-e89d48263fb4https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/retract.html/<h4><strong>Retractions</strong></h4> <p>A retraction is a medical term for when the area between the ribs and in the neck sinks in when a person with asthma attempts to inhale. Retractions are a sign someone is working hard to breathe. Normally, when you take a breath, the diaphragm and the muscles around your ribs create a vacuum that pulls air into your lungs. (It's kind of like sucking liquid through a straw.) But if a person is having trouble breathing, extra muscles kick into action. These muscles cause retractions, which can be seen as the person tries to inhale.</p> RetraccionesLas retracciones indican que una persona está realizando un esfuerzo para respirar. La zonas ubicadas debajo de las costillas, entre las costillas y en el cuello se hunden cada vez que se intenta inhalar.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/retract-esp.html/32a682d2-a8ab-4d89-bba7-110a650fc205kh:age-teenThirteenToNineteenkh:age-youngAdultEighteenPluskh:clinicalDesignation-allergykh:clinicalDesignation-pulmonologykh:genre-dictionarykh:primaryClinicalDesignation-pulmonologyWords to Know for Teens With Asthmahttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/asthma-center/words-to-know/af80913e-f47b-46fe-99dc-387482ea53e9