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Muscle functions /descriptions

Muscle Decsription
Orbicularis oculi Close eyes and blink
Zygomatic Smiling muscle
Orbicularis oris Close/protrude lips (kiss)
Buccinator Compress cheek
Platysma Tenses skin on neck
Messenter Chewing muscle
Temporalis Chewing muscle
Sternocleidomastoid Laterally rotates head
Frontalis Raises eyebrows
Internal intercostals Depresses ribs
External intercostals Elevates ribs
Rectus abdominis Flexes and rotates lumbar region
External obliques Compresses abdominal wall/ trunk area
Transversus abdominis Compresses abdominal wall
Pectoralis major Arm flexion, rotates arm, adducts
Pectoralis minor Draws scapula forward and downward
Serratus anterior Rotates scapula
Trapezius Raises, retracts, rotates scapula
Deltoid Arm adduction
Latissimus dorsi Arm extension, rotates arm
Biceps brachii Flexes elbow
Triceps brachii Forearm extention
Brachialis Major forearm flexor
Brachioradialis Forearm flexion
Illopsoas Flexion of thigh/hip
Sartorias Longest muscle, rotates thug and flexes knee
Quadriceps Flexes thigh, extends knee
Hamstrings Extends thigh, flexes knee
Gluteus Maximus Major extention of thigh/hip
Gluteus medius Abducts thigh
Tibialis anterior Dorsiflexion of foot
Soleus Dancers muscle
Gastrocnemius Plantar flexes foot
Created by: hannahorth98