Muscle Identification - Action

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Muscle Identification - Action
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MUSCLE IDENTIFICATION by ACTION
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  1. Blinking & Squinting
    ORBICULARIS OCULI
  2. Close lips, kissing & whistling
    ORBICULARIS ORIS
  3. Smiling
    ZYGOMATICUS
  4. Compresses cheek-sucking
    BUCCINATOR
  5. Depress mandible/tenses skin of neck during shaving
    PLATYSMA
  6. Closes jaw & Elevates mandible
    MASSETER
  7. Closes jaw & Elevates/retracts Mandible
    TEMPORALIS
  8. Rotate head toward opposite shoulder & neck flexion when both muscles contract
    STERNOCLEIDOMASTOID
  9. Arm flexion & forced Inspiration
    PECTORALIS MAJOR
  10. Scapula pulled forward and Inferiorly
    PECTORALIS MINOR
  11. Arm extension, adduction and Medial rotation
    LATISSIMUS DORSI
  12. Abduction and raising of arm Boxer’s muscle
    SERRATUS ANTERIOR
  13. Inspiration, flattens on Contraction
    DIAPHRAGM
  14. Elevates ribs-Aids in inspiration
    EXTERNAL INTERCOSTALS
  15. Lowers ribs-Aids in forced expiration
    INTERNAL INTERCOSTALS
  16. Extends head, Adducts Scapula (“stand at attention”)
    TRAPEZIUS
  17. Flexes and rotates vertebral column
    RECTUS ABDOMINIS
  18. Flexes and rotates vertebral column
    EXTERNAL OBLIQUE
  19. Flexes and rotates vertebral
    INTERNAL OBLIQUE
  20. Compresses abdominal content
    TRANSVERSE ABDOMINUS
  21. Abduction of Humerus
    DELTOID
  22. Flexes and Adducts Humerus
    CORACOBRACHIALIS
  23. Flexes elbow joint, Antagonist of forearm extension
    BICEPS BRACHII
  24. Flexes elbow joint
    BRACHIALIS
  25. Flexes elbow joint
    BRACHIORADIALIS
  26. Extends fingers and wrist, Abducts fingers
    EXTENSOR DIGITORUM
  27. Extension at elbow joint & Antagonist of forearm flexion
    TRICEPS BRACHII
  28. Supinate forearm
    SUPINATOR
  29. Pronates forearm
    PRONATOR TERES
  30. Flex wrist, Abducts hand
    FLEXOR CARPI RADIALIS
  31. Flex, abduct, & laterally rotate thigh. Helps with cross-legged position (Tailor’s muscle)
    SARTORIUS
  32. Extends knee & Flexes thigh at the hip
    RECTUS FEMORIS
  33. Extends knee
    VASTUS LATERALIS
  34. Extends knee
    VASTUS MEDIALIS
  35. Extends knee
    VASTUS INTERMEDIUS
  36. Flex, Abducts, & medially Rotates thigh
    TENSOR FASCIAE LATAE
  37. Extends thigh (climbing stairs)
    GLUTEUS MAXIMUS
  38. Abducts and medially rotates thigh (important
    walking)
    GLUTEUS MEDIUS
  39. Adduct thigh, flexion & medial, Rotation of leg in walking
    GRACILIS
  40. Adduct thigh, flexion & medial Rotation of leg in walking
    ADDUCTOR LONGUS
  41. Extends thigh & Flexes knee
    BICEPS FEMORIS
  42. Extends thigh & Flexes knee
    SEMITENDINOSUS
  43. Extends thigh & Flexes knee
    SEMIMEMBRANOSUS
  44. Dorsifexion
    TIBIALIS ANTERIOR
  45. Plantar flexion
    GASTROCNEMIUS
  46. Plantar flexion
    SOLEUS
  47. Dorsiflexion, Inversion
    EXTENSOR DIGITORUM LONGUS

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