Naming Skeletal Muscles

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Rectus

Running along/parallel to the midline of the body

Transverse

Running perpendicular to the midline of the body

Oblique

Running at an angle to the midline of the body

Maximus

Largest in size

Minimus

Smallest in size

Longus

Longest in size

Brevis

Shortest in size

Biceps

2 origins

Triceps

3 origins

Quadriceps

4 origins

Deltoid

Triangular shape

Trapezius

Trapezoid shape

Serratus

Saw-toothed shape

Rhomboideus

Rhomboid/Diamond shape

Flexor

Muscle that decreases the angle of a joint

Extensor

Muscle that increases the angle of a joint

Abductor

Muscle that moves a bone away from the midline

Adductor

Muscle that moves a bone towards the midline of the body

Levator

Muscle that produces an upward movement

Depressor

Muscle that produces a downward movement

Supinator

Muscle that turns the palm upward

Pronator

Muscle that turns the palm downward

Sphinctor

Muscle that decreases the size of an opening

Tensor

Muscle that makes a body part more rigid

Rotator

Muscle that moves a bone around its axis

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