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Rhomboids: Functional Anatomy Guide

The rhomboid major and minor (L. rhomboideus, parallelogram ; major, larger ; minor, smaller.) are two muscles located between the shoulder blades and spinal column. If

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Quadriceps Femoris: Functional Anatomy Guide

As is made explicit by its Latin translation, the quadriceps femoris (L. quattuor, four ; caput, head ; femoris, femur.) literally means the four-headed muscle of the

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Levator Scapulae: Functional Anatomy Guide

The levator scapulae (L. levator, elevator ; scapulae, shoulder blades.) is a strap-like muscle in neck and shoulder region. It acts on the scapula and cervical spine,

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Hip Adductors: Functional Anatomy Guide

The hip adductors refers to a group of five muscles that make up the bulk of the inner thigh mass. The primary function of this group is, surprise, hip adduction! The

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Pectoralis Major: Functional Anatomy Guide

The pectoralis major (L. pectus, chest ; major, larger.) is a large, fan-shaped chest muscle. It acts on the shoulder and (indirectly on) the scapula, with its most

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Infraspinatus: Functional Anatomy Guide

The infraspinatus (L. infra, below ; spinus, spine ) is a thick rotator cuff muscle covering the majority of the posterior surface of the shoulder blade below the scapular spine. It

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Wrist Flexors: Functional Anatomy Guide

The wrist flexors refer to six muscles in the anterior compartment of the forearm that act on the wrist and finger joints. <!-- --> As a group, the primary action

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Serratus Anterior: Functional Anatomy Guide

The serratus anterior (L. serratus, saw ; anterior, front.), named for its saw-like appearance, is located on the side of the ribcage. It acts on the scapula and is the

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Pronator Quadratus: Functional Anatomy Guide

The pronator quadratus is (L. pronus, lying face down ; quadrus, square.) is a rectangular muscle on the front of the forearm that connects between the radius and the

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Supinator: Functional Anatomy Guide

The supinator (L. supinare, to lay on back or turn up) is a relatively wide muscle on the upper forearm. It spirals from the back and outside of the forearm to the

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