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Anatomy

Muscles and their locations

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biceps either of two flexor muscles, one (biceps brachii) located in the front of the upper arm and assisting in bending the arm, and the other (biceps femoris) located on the back of the thigh and assisting in bending the leg.
triceps muscle having three heads or points of origin, especially the muscle on the back of the arm, the action of which straightens the elbow.
hamstring any of the tendons that bound the ham of the knee.
quadriceps a large muscle in front of the thigh, the action of which extends the leg or bends the hip joint
gluteus maximus the broad, thick, outermost muscle of the buttocks, involved in the rotation and extension of the thigh
gluteus minimus the innermost muscle of the buttocks, involved in the abduction and rotation of the thigh.
trapezius a broad, flat muscle on each side of the upper and back part of the neck, shoulders, and back, the action of which raises, or rotates, or draws back the shoulders, and pulls the head backward or to one side.
latissimus dorsi a broad, flat muscle on each side of the midback, the action of which draws the arm backward and downward and rotates the front of the arm toward the body.
abdomens the region of the body of a vertebrate that contains the viscera other than the heart and lungs. In mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
sartorius a long, flat, narrow muscle extending obliquely from the front of the hip to the inner side of the tibia, assisting in bending the hip or knee joint and in rotating the thigh outward: the longest muscle in humans.
Created by: LeonardJr