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Anatomy/ Muscles

muscles and action

frontalis raises eyebrows
temporalis raises jaw
occipitalis tenses scalp
obicularis oris kissing
buccinator compresses cheeks
zygomaticus smiling
masseter closes jaw
sternocleidomastiod turns head
platysma lowers jaw and rotates head
external oblique compresses abdonmen
internal oblique compresses abdomen
rectus abdominus flexes spine
intercostals draw ribs together
pectoralis major fexes and adducts arm
trapezius draws head either side
latissimus dorsi extends and rotates arm
pterygoid raises jaw
pectineus flexes thigh
superior and inferior rectus up and down movement
superior and inferior obliques rotates eye
levator scapulae elevates scapula
diaphragm increases volume of thorax
flexor carpi flexes wrist
extensor carpi extends wrist
palmaris longus flexes wrist
gluteus maximus extends and rotates thigh
supinator supinates the hand
pronator teres pronates the forearm
quadriceps extend leg and flexes thigh
peroneus longus everts the foot
deltiod abducts the arm
biceps brachii flexes forearm
triceps brachii extends forearm
brachialis flexes forearm
adductor magnus extends thigh
gracilis adducts thigh
biceps femoris flexes leg
tensor fasciae latae tenses fasciae latae
sartorius flexes thigh
gastrocnemius plantar flexes foot
tibialis anterior dorsiflexes foot



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