Muscle Terminology

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Muscle Terminology
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2012-02-16 10:35:00
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  1. Agonist
    Prime moving muscle
  2. Ascendens
    Muscle going upwards
  3. Antagonist
    A muscle that counteracts another muscle
  4. Atrophy
    Wasting away
  5. Descendens
    Muscle going downwards
  6. Fascia
    Collagen casing of muscles
  7. Extrinsic
    A muscle that starts in one system and ends in another
  8. Insertion
    The end of a muscle furthest from the body
  9. Levator
    A muscle that raises a body part
  10. Minor
    Lesser in size/function
  11. Origin
    End of the muscle closest to the body
  12. Rectus
    Straight or Straightens
  13. Intrinsic
    A muscle starting and ending in the same system
  14. Major
    Greater in size/function
  15. Obliqus
    Slanting
  16. Profundus
    Deep
  17. Serratus
    Jagged

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