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Names of muscles and their origins and insertions


Origin: Epicranial aponeurosis
Insertion: skin of eyebrows and nose


Origin: Superior nuchal line of occipital bone
Insertion: epicranial aponeurosis


Origin: Zygomatic Arch
Insertion: Ramus of mandible

Obicularis oculi

Origin: Frontal and maxilla bones
Insertion: Eyelid


Origin: Temporal lines of parietal and frontal bones
Insertion: Coronoid process of mandible


Origin: Zygomatic bone
Insertion: Muscles and skin at corners of mouth


origin: Fascia of Thorax
Insertion: Mandible, skin and muscle of cheek


origin: Clavicle and manubrium
Insertion: hyoid bone


origin: Clavicle and manubrium
Insertion: mastoid process


origin: inferior border of rib cage
Insertion: Central tendon

External intercostals

origin: Superior rib
Insertion:inferior rib

Internal intercostals

origin: inferior rib
Insertion: Superior rib

Latissimus dorsi

Origin: spinous processes of T7-L5 vertebrae, ribs 8-12 and the iliac crest
Insertion: Intertubercular groove of humerus

Pectoralis Major

Origin: Claviclem sternum and cartilage of ribs 2-6
Insertion: Greater tubercle and inter-tubercular groove of humerus

Pectoralis minor

origin: Ribs 3-5
insertion: Coracoid process of scapula


origin: Spinous prcesses of C7-T5 vertebrae
Insertion: medial edge of scapula

Serratus Anterior

Origin: ribs 1-8
Insertion: Anterior surface of medial edge of scapula


Origin: Occipital bone and spinous processes of the C7-T12
Insertion: Acromion and spine of scapula, clavicle

External Oblique

origin: ribs 5-12
Insertion: linea alba and iliac crest

Internal Oblique

origin: lumbodorsal fascia and iliac crest
Insertion: Ribs 9-12, xiphoid process and linea alba

Rectus abdominis

origin: pubis
Insertion: xiphoid process, costal cartilage of ribs 5-7

Transversus abdominis

origin: Lumbodorsal fascia, iliac crest, cartilage of ribs 6-12
Insertion: linea alba and pubis


Origin: Clavicle, acromion and spine of scapula
Insertion: Deltoid tuberosity of humerus


origin: infraspinous fossa of scapula
Insertion: greater tubercle of humerus

Teres Major

origin: Inferior edge of scapula
insertion: intertubercular groove of humerus

Biceps Brachii

origin: Coracoid process, superior edge of glenoid cavity
Insertion: radial tuberosity of radius


origin: Anterior/distal humerus
Insertion: Coronoid process of ulna

Triceps brachii

Origin: inferior edge of glenoid cavity, posterior shaft of humerus
Insertion: olecranon process of ulna


origin: lateral/distal end of humerus
Insertion: styloid process of radius

Flexor Carpi radialis

origin: medial epicondyle of humerus
Insertion: 2nd and 3rd metacarpals

flexor carpi ulnaris

origin: medial epicondyle of humerus olecranon process of ulna
insertion: carpals and 5th metacarpal

extensor carpi radialis longus

origin: lateral/distal end of humerus
Insertion: 2nd metacarpal

Extensor carpi ulnaris

origin: lateral epicondyle of humerus
Insertion: 5th metacarpal

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