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Deandra Holzerland

Muscles

TermDefinition
Fascia A band or sheet of connective tissue beneath the skin that attaches, separates and encloses muscles and other internal organs
Erector Spinae A group of muscles and tendons that run the length of the spine
Transversus Abdominus A muscle layer of the lateral and anterior abdominal wall which is deep to the internal oblique muscle
Semispinalus Capitis A long muscle that is located at the back of the neck on both sides of the spinal column.
Internal Intercostal Muscles Internal intercostal muscles are responsible for forced exhalation. they depress the ribs in the chest cavity.
Mastication The act of chewing
Corrugator Supercilii Small pyramidal muscle located in the middle of the eyebrow
Insertion The point of attachment that moves when the muscle contracts
Prime mover Used to describe a muscle that directly performs a specific movement
Antagonist Muscles that when moving directly oppose the prime movers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome A numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist
Gluteal muscles A group of 3 muscles which make up the buttocks. Gluteus minimus, gluteus medius and gluteus maximus.
Achilles tendon Largest tendon in the body that stretches from the heel bone to calf muscle.
Tonicity Muscle tone or continuous level of sustained contraction maintained by all skeletal muscles.
 

 



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