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Muscles of the Chest - Chapter Summary
Our expert instructors present the muscles of the chest in the short lessons found in this chapter. Just a few of the topics you'll study include the action of the pectoralis major muscle, its insertion and origin. Studying is fun and enjoyable with our self-paced chapter, which you can flexibly access at your convenience 24 hours a day. We've provided an easy-to-use Dashboard to help you track your progress, and you can submit any questions you have to one of our instructors here as well. This chapter will assist you in meeting the following objectives:
- Describe the role that the pectoralis major muscle plays
- Differentiate between the origin of the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles
- Outline the innervation and function of the serratus anterior muscle
- Detail the nerve associated with the subclavius muscle
1. Pectoralis Major: Action, Origin & Insertion
Do you know about the origin, insertion, and action of the pectoralis major muscle, a muscle that makes up most of the chest muscles? If not, take the time to find out with this lesson.
2. What Does the Pectoralis Major Do? - Definition & Function
In this lesson we will discuss a brief anatomical overview of the largest muscle of the chest, the Pectoralis Major. We will also look at the definition and function of this very important muscle in the human body.
3. Pectoralis Minor: Function, Blood Supply & Innervation
The pectoralis minor is a relatively small but important muscle located in the chest. Read this lesson to learn all kinds of interesting facts about this muscle, including its function, blood supply, and innervation.
4. Pectoralis Minor: Origin, Action & Insertion
The pectoralis minor is the ''little brother muscle'' of the chest. Find out why, as well as other interesting facts about the pectoralis minor muscle, by checking out this lesson!
5. What is the Serratus Anterior? - Definition & Function
The serratus anterior muscle is one that is very important for boxers or anyone who has ever been in a fight. Learn how and why, as well as other great facts about the serratus anterior muscle, by reading this lesson.
6. Serratus Anterior Muscle: Action, Origin & Innervation
The serratus anterior is known as the puncher's muscle. Learn why it has this nickname, as well as other interesting facts about this muscle, including its action, origin, and innervation, by reading this lesson.
7. Subclavius Muscle: Origin, Insertion & Nerve
The subclavius is a muscle that is located in each side of the upper chest. If you want to learn all about this tiny but important muscle, including its origin, insertion, and nerve, be sure to check out this lesson!
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Other chapters within the Muscles of the Body for Health Professionals course
- Muscles of the Head
- Muscles of the Mouth
- Muscles of the Tongue
- Muscles of the Neck
- Muscles of the Shoulder
- Muscle Dysfunction in the Head, Neck & Shoulders
- Muscles of the Abdomen
- Iliac Region Muscles
- Muscles of the Upper Arm
- Muscles of the Forearm
- Muscles of the Hand
- Muscles of the Back
- Muscles of the Pelvis
- Gluteal Muscles
- Muscles of the Thigh
- Muscles of the Leg
- Muscles of the Foot
- Tendonitis & Muscle Tears