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Major Muscles

Grade 5 Muscles

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The muscles on the chest. Pectorals
The muscle attached to the jaw/mandible. Masseter
The muscles on the front of the thigh/ femur. Quadriceps
The muscles on the back of the lower leg. (Tibia and Fibula) Calves
The muscles on the back of the thigh/ femur. Hamstrings
The muscles on the back of the upper arm/ humerus. Triceps
The muscles on the upper back and shoulders. Trapezius
Muscles on the front of the upper arm/ humerus. Biceps
The muscles that make up the buttock. Gluteus Maximus
The muscles on the side just above the hips/ pelvis. Oliques
The muscles on the top of the upper arm /humerus and shoulder. Deltoids
The muscles on the front of lower torso (stomach area). Abdominals
Type of muscle found in the heart. Cardiac
Type of muscle found attached to bones and skin to allow movement. Skeletal
Type of muscle found in organs that help move fluids and food through the body. Smooth
Muscles that move without the brain/nervous system controlling them. Involuntary
Muscles that move when the brain/nervous system signals them to move. Voluntary
A band of tissue that connects muscle to bone. Tendon
An elastic band of tissue that connects bone to bone and provides stability to the joint. Ligament
A soft, gel-like padding between bones that protects joints and facilitates movement. Also found in the end of the nose and ears to give them shape. Cartilage
Created by: psteenhoek