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muscles and actions

Stack #45708

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Frontalis elevates brows; moves scalp
Orbicularis oris closes mouth
orbicularis oculi closes eye
zygomaticus draws corner of mouth upward
temporalis closes jaw
masseter closes jaw
sternocleidomastoid rotates head, flex head
trapezius extends head, neck
external intercostals expand thorax
internal intercostals compress thorax
rectus abdominis flexes vertebral column
external oblique compresses abdomen
transverse abdominis compresses abdomen
serratus anterior rotates scapula, elevates ribs
pectoralis major adducts, flexes, rotates arm
teres major adducts, rotates arm (medially)
teres minor adducts, rotates arm (laterally)
latissimus dorsi extends, rotates, adducts arm
infraspinatus adducts and rotates arm laterally
deltoid abducts arm, rotates medially and laterally
triceps brachii extend forearm
biceps brachii flex, supinate forearm
brachialis flexes forearm
brachioradialis flexes forearm
tensor fascia latae flexes and abducts thigh
gluteus maximus extends and rotates thigh (laterally)
gluteus medius abducts and rotates thigh (medially)
recus femoris (quadriceps) extends leg; flexes thigh
vastus lateralis (quadricept) extends leg
vastus medialis (quadricepts) extends leg
biceps femoris (hamstrings) flexes leg and extends thigh
semimembranosus (hamstrings) flexes leg and extends thigh
semitendinosus (hamstrings) flexes leg and extneds thigh
sartorius flexes thigh; flexes, rotates les
adductor longus adducts, flexes, rotates thigh
gracilis adducts thigh; flexes leg
tibialis anterior dorsiflexes foot
gastrocnemius plantar flexes foot
soleus plantar flexes foot
peroneus longus plantar flex and evert foot
Created by: eew828