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Opponens Digiti Minimi (hand)

General information Opponens digiti minimi is part of the hypothenar group of the hand muscles. Literal meaning The muscle that moves the little finger to the opposite side of the hand. Interesting information Opponens digiti minimi is also...

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Occipitofrontalis

General information Occipitofrontalis is a scalp muscle that is long and wide. This muscle and the temporoparietalis make up the epicranial group of the facial expression muscles. Literal meaning The muscle upon the skull that goes from the...

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Opponens Pollicis

General information Opponens pollicis is a triangular muscle of the hand that allows the thumb to oppose the fingers. Literal meaning The muscle that places the thumb on the opposite side of the hand. Interesting information Opponens...

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Orbicularis Oculi

General information Orbicularis oculi is the muscle surrounding the eye. Literal meaning The little circle muscle of the eye. Interesting information Orbicularis oculi is a skeletal muscle of the face that surrounds the eye and is...

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Orbicularis Oris

General information Orbicularis oris are the muscles located above the upper lip and below the bottom lip. Literal meaning The little circle muscle of the mouth. Interesting information Orbicularis oris are the skeletal muscles that form...

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Palmar Interossei

General information Palmar interossei are the muscles of the hand located on the anterior side of the metacarpals. Literal meaning The muscle between the bones on the flat of the hand. Interesting information Palmar interossei are the...

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Palmaris Brevis

General information The palmaris brevis is a thin, short muscle underneath the skin on the ulnar side of the palm. The purpose of the muscle is to deepen the cup of the hand, thus improving the grip. Literal meaning Short muscle on the flat...

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Palmaris Longus

General information The palmaris longus is a small tendon between the flexor carpi radialis and the flexor carpi ulnaris. Literal meaning Long muscle on the flat of the palm. Interesting information Unfortunately, not everyone is born with...

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Pectineus

General information Pectineus is a rectangular and flat muscle in the upper interior of the hip that allows the rotation of the thigh. Literal meaning The comb muscle. Interesting information Pectineus is the most anterior of the five...

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Pectoralis Minor

General information Pectoralis minor is a skeletal muscle that pushes forward and draws down the scapula or raises the ribs. It also stabilizes the scapula during movement. Literal meaning Lesser breast. Interesting information Pectoralis...

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Pectoralis Major

General information Pectoralis major is a large, thick, and fan-shaped muscle located on the chest that is responsible for moving the shoulder. Literal meaning The greater muscle of the breast. Interesting information Pectoralis major, also...

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Peroneus Brevis

General information Peroneus brevis is the smaller of two lateral muscles of the leg that assists in plantar flexing and everting the foot and providing lateral stability to the ankle. Literal meaning Short muscle of the brooch, or fibula....

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