Teres Major: Origin, Action & Insertion

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The teres major originates from the scapula. Specifically, this muscle originates from the outer border and _____ of the scapula.

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1. The teres major inserts on the inner ridge of the intertubercular groove of what bone?

2. What muscle is an agonist of the teres major?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use of this brief, but information-packed quiz and worksheet will help assess how much you know about teres major anatomy. The quiz requires you to be familiar with movements of the humerus produced by the teres major.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will gauge what you know about the following:

  • Where the teres major originates and inserts
  • The muscle that's an agonist of the teres major
  • Movements produced by the teres major
  • An accurate description of the teres major muscle

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about teres major anatomy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about where the teres major inserts and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to describe the teres major muscle

Additional Learning

To take an even closer look at this topic, review the related lesson titled Teres Major: Origin, Action & Insertion. Here are a few examples of what's included in this lesson:

  • An overview of where the teres major is located
  • Details concerning major actions of the teres major
  • The location of the intertubercular groove
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