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Zygomaticus Minor

General information The zygomaticus minor muscle is one that controls facial expressions. It originates from the malar bone and continues along with the orbicularis oculi found on the lateral face for the levator labii superioris. It is...

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Zygomaticus Major

General information The zygomaticus major muscle is located within the face and draws the angles of the mouth posteriorly and superiorly. Like all the muscles that control facial expression, the zygomaticus major is innervated from the...

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Vastus Intermedius

General information This muscle arises out of the lateral and front surfaces of the body for the femur within the upper two-thirds. It sits under the rectus femoris and the lower portion of the lateral intermuscular septum. The fibres end...

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Vastus Lateralis

General information The vastus lateralis is the largest part of the quadriceps femoris. It rises from a broad aponeurosis tendon, which covers the upper three-quarters of the muscle. The muscle arises from several areas of the femur: the...

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General information The semimembranosus muscle is located in the back of the thigh. Out of the three hamstring muscles, it is the most medial. Literal meaning Half skin. Interesting information Most of the time, an injury to this muscle...

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General information As the longest muscle in the body, the Sartorius muscle is a long, thin muscle running down the length of the thigh, amongst the anterior compartment. The upper portion forms the lateral border for the femoral triangle....

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Semispinalis Capitis

General information The Semispinalis capitis is found at the upper back portion of the neck, medial to the longissimus, capitis and cervicis and deep to the splenius. This muscle is part of the transversospinales muscle group. The muscle...

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Semispinalis Thoracis

General information The Semispinalis thoracis muscle consists of narrow, thin, fleshy fascicule that is interposed between the surrounding tendons of considerable length. It erupts from a series of small tendons out of the transverse...

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Semispinalis Cervicis

General information This muscle arises out of a series of tendinous and fleshy fibres out of the transverse processes for the upper five to six vertebrae. It is inserted into the cervical spinal processes out of the axis and to the fifth...

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General information This muscle is situated at the base of the thigh. The muscle is just one of the hamstrings in the human body. Literal meaning Half stretch. Interesting information Athletes are one of the most common groups of people to...

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Serratus Anterior

General information The Serratus anterior is a muscle originating along the surface of the first to eighth ribs along the chest sides. It inserts down the entire anterior length in the medial border of the scapula. Literal meaning The front...

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Spinalis Capitis

General information The Spinalis capitis is often connected with the Semispinalis capitis. Literal meaning Thorn head. Interesting information Common activities that cause pain in the Spinalis capitis are whiplash, cervical collar, stress,...