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36 Cards in this Set

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serratus anterior
Origin: outer surfaces of upper ribs
Insertion: ventral surface of scapula
Action: Pulls scapula anteriorly and downward
vastus intermedius
extends leg at knee
rectus addominis
tenses abdominal wall and compresses abdominal contents; also flexes vertebral comlumn
tibialis anterior
dorsiflexion and inversion of foot
vastus medialis
extends leg at knee
Occipitalis and frontalis
Orbicularis Oris
Closes and protrudes lips
Origin: occipital bone abd spines of cervical and thoracic vertebrae
Insertion: clavicle; spie and acromion process of scapula
Action: rotates scapula and raises arm; raises scapula; pulls scapula medially; or pulls scapula and shoulder downward
Origin: abteruor surface of sternnum and upper surface of clavicle
Insertion: mastoid process of temporal bone
ACtion: pulls head to one side, pulls head toward chest, or raises sternum
internal oblique
tenses abdominal wall and compresses abdominal contents
Pulls scalp backwards
plantar flexion at foot
Origin: lateral and medial condyles of femur
Insertion: posterior surface of calcaneus
Action: plantar flexion of foot and flexion of leg at knee
pectoralis major
Origin: clavicle, sternum, and costal cartilages of upper ribs
Insertion: Intertubercular groove of humerus
Action: pulls arm anteriorly and across chest, rotates humerus, or adducts arm
pectoralis minor
pulls scapula anteriorly and downward or raises ribs
latissimus dorsi
Origin: spines of sacral, lumbar, and lower thoracic vertebrae,iliac crest, and lower ribs
Insertion: intertubercular groove of humerus
Action: extends and adducts arm and rotates humerus inwardly, or pulls shoulder downward and posteriorly
raises eyebrows and wrinkles forehead
exernal oblique
tenses abdominal wall and compresses abdominal contents
extensor carps radialis
extends wrist and abducts hand
Origin: acromion process, spine of scapula, and clavicle
Insertion: deltoid tuberosity of humerus
Action: abducts arm, extends or flexes humerus
flexor carpi radialis
flexes and abducts wrist
Orbicularis Oculi
Closes eye
biceps brachii
Origin: corocoid process and tubercle above glenoid cavtiy and scapula
Insertion: radial tuberosity of radius
Action: flexes forearm at elbow and rotates hand laterally
flexes forearm at elbow
gluteus maximus
Origin: sacrum, coccyx, and posterior surface of ilium
Insertion: Posterior surface of femur and fascia of thigh
Action: extends thigh
flexes leg, extends thigh
Origin: temporal bone
Insertion: Coronoid process and lateral surface of mandible
Ation: closes jaw
biceps femoris
flexes leg, extends thigh
adductor longus
adducts, flexes, and rotates thigh laterally
Origin: anterior supperior iliac spine
Insertion: Medial surface of tibia
Action: flexes leg and thigh, abducts thigh, rotates thigh laterally, and rotates leg medially
adductor magnus
adducts, extends and rotates thigh medially
Origin: lower border of zygomatic arch
Insertion: lateral surface of mandible
Action: closes jaw
adducts thigh, flexes and rotates lower limb medially
vastus lateralis
extends leg at knee
rectus femoris
extends leg at knee
flexes leg, extends thigh