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Muscle Test

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adductor
a muscle that draws a body part inward
abductor
a muscle that draws a body part outward
flex
to bend a joint
extend
to ope or straighten out, unbend
abdominals
support the abdomen wall
biceps brachii
flexes forearm at elbow (bends forearm)
biceps femoris
flexes leg at the knee (also called hamstring)
deltoid
thick triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint, used to raise arm from the side
gastrocnemius
largest, most prominent muscle of the calf of the leg, the action of which extends the foot
gluteus maximus
extends hip, for standing up
latissimus dorsi
adduction of the humerus, runs from vertebrae to humerus
masseter
muscle in cheek that closes lower jaw when chewing
pectoralis major
adducts humerus, moves shoulder, deep breathing
quadriceps femoris
extends and rotates femur, straightens the leg
sartorius
flexes hip and knee, bends leg, longest muscle in body
tibialis anterior
flexes foot for walking
trapezius
elevates scapula (lifts shoulder)
triceps brachii
extends forearm at elbow (straightens arm)
muscles
responsible for movement of bones, heart, and the inner linings of some organs
more than 600
how many muscles in body
tendons
muscles are connected to bones by tough connective tissue called
voluntary
muscles that you move
involuntary
muscles that you don't move - you have no control - they move on their own
cardiac muscle
heart muscle