A&P Muscle Test

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Zygomaticus

The muscle used in smiling.

Buccinator

The muscled used to suck your cheeks in.

Orbicularis Oculi

The muscle used in winking.

Frontalis

The muscle used to form the horizontal frown line on the forehead.

Orbicularis Oris

The "kissing" muscle.

Masseter

Prime mover of Jaw closure.

Temporalis

Synergist muscle for jaw closure.

Sternocleidomastoid

Prime mover of head flexion;a two headed muscle.

Rectus Abdominus

The name means "straight muscle of the abdomen".

Pectoralis Major

Prime mover for shoulder flexion and adduction.

Deltoid

Prime mover for shoulder abduction.

External Oblique

Part of the abdominal girdle; forms the external lateral walls of the abdomen.

Sternocleidomastoid

Acting alone, each muscle of this pair turns the head toward the opposite shoulder.

Internal Oblique & Tranversus Abdominus

2 muscle pairs that help form the natural abdominal girdle.

External Intercostal

Deep muscles of the thorax that promote the inspiratory phase of breathing.

Diaphragm

An unpaired muscle that acts with the muscles named immediately above to accomplish inspiration.

Trapezius

Muscle that allows you to shrug your shoulders or extend your head.

Latissimus Dorsi

Muscle that adducts the shoulder and causes extension of the shoulder joint & Large paired superficial muscle of the lower back.

Deltoid

Shoulder muscle that is the antagonist of the muscle just described.

Gluteus Maximus

Used to extend the hip when climbing stairs.

Gastrocnemius

"Toe dancer's" muscle; a 2-bellied muscle of the calf.

Adductors

A group of muscles that allows you to draw your legs to the midline of your body.

Quadriceps

Muscle group that extends the knee.

Hamstrings

Muscle group that extends the thigh and flexes the knee.

Gluteus Medius

Smaller hip muscle that is comonly used for an injection site.

Flexor Carpi Ulnaris

Wrist flexor that follows the ulna.

Extensor Digitorium

Muscle that extends the fingers.

Flexor Digitorium Superficialis

Muscle that flexes the figners.

Biceps Brachii

Muscle that allows you to bend (flex) the elbow.

Triceps Brachii

Muscle that extends the elbow.

Deltoid

Powerful shoulder abductor, used to raise the arm overhead.

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