Criteria for Naming Skeletal Muscles

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muscle parallel to body midline

rectus

muscle perpendicular to body midline

transverse

muscle diagonal to body midline

oblique

largest

maximus

middle

medius

smallest

minimus

large

magnus

shortest

brevis

wide

latissimus

larger

major

smaller

minor

great

vastus

triangular

deltoid

trapezoid

trapezius

saw-toothed

serratus

diamond-shaped

rhomboid

circular

orbicularis

comb-like

pectinate

pear-shaped

piriformis

flat

platysma

square

quadratus

slender

gracilis

decreases joint angle

flexor

increases joint angle

extensor

moves bone away from midline

abductor

moves bone close to midline

adductor

elevates

levator

depresses

depressor

turns palm superiorly or anteriorly

supinator

turns palm inferiorly or posteriorly

pronator

decreases size of opening

sphincter

makes a body rigid

tensor

moves bone around longitudinal axis

rotator

two origins

biceps

three origins

triceps

four origins

quadriceps

located on the frontal bone

frontalis

originates on the sternum; inserts on the hyoid bone

sternohyoid

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