Flashcards - Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System

Flashcards - Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System
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occipitofrontalis
The occipitofrontalis muscle is a muscle which covers parts of the skull
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digastric
The digastric muscle is a small muscle located under the jaw
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articulation

a movement at a joint in the human body

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thigh
In humans, the thigh is the area between the pelvis and the knee
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rotator cuff
In anatomy, the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder
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diaphragm
In human anatomy, the thoracic diaphragm, or simply the diaphragm , is a sheet of internal skeletal muscle that extends across the bottom of the thoracic cavity
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erector spinae
The erector spinae or spinal erectors is a set of muscles that straighten and rotate the back
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sternocleidomastoid
In human anatomy, the sternocleidomastoid muscle , also known as sternomastoid and commonly abbreviated as SCM, is a paired muscle in the superficial layers of the side of the neck
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skeletal muscles
Skeletal muscle is one of three major muscle types, the others being cardiac muscle and smooth muscle
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rotation
A rotation is a circular movement of an object around a center of rotation
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rotation
A rotation is a circular movement of an object around a center of rotation
skeletal muscles
Skeletal muscle is one of three major muscle types, the others being cardiac muscle and smooth muscle
sternocleidomastoid
In human anatomy, the sternocleidomastoid muscle , also known as sternomastoid and commonly abbreviated as SCM, is a paired muscle in the superficial layers of the side of the neck
erector spinae
The erector spinae or spinal erectors is a set of muscles that straighten and rotate the back
diaphragm
In human anatomy, the thoracic diaphragm, or simply the diaphragm , is a sheet of internal skeletal muscle that extends across the bottom of the thoracic cavity
rotator cuff
In anatomy, the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder
thigh
In humans, the thigh is the area between the pelvis and the knee
articulation

a movement at a joint in the human body

digastric
The digastric muscle is a small muscle located under the jaw
occipitofrontalis
The occipitofrontalis muscle is a muscle which covers parts of the skull
superior oblique
The superior oblique muscle, or obliquus oculi superior, is a fusiform muscle originating in the upper, medial side of the orbit which abducts, depresses and internally rotates the eye
multifidus
The multifidus muscle consists of a number of fleshy and tendinous fasciculi, which fill up the groove on either side of the spinous processes of the vertebrae, from the sacrum to the axis
forearm
The forearm refers to the region of the upper limb between the elbow and the wrist
gluteal group
The gluteal muscles are a group of three muscles which make up the buttocks: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus
flexor digitorum longus
The flexor digitorum longus is situated on the tibial side of the leg
agonist
An agonist is a chemical that binds to a receptor and activates the receptor to produce a biological response
Cranial nerve III
The oculomotor nerve is the third cranial nerve
cranial nerve VII
The facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve, or simply cranial nerve VII
hamstrings
In human anatomy, a hamstring is one of the three posterior thigh muscles
tendon
A tendon or sinew is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension

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