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Adductor Longus

From pubic symphysis to middle 1/3 of linea aspera; smaller than magnus

Adductor Magnus

From inf. pubis and ischium to entire linea aspera of femur; larger than longus

Adductor Pollicis

Palmar aspect of hand; attached from 1st metacarpal to 2nd and 3rd metacarpal.


Anterior, superior and posterior; cross-shaped around ear

Biceps Brachii

Anterior brachial region; bulges when forearm is flexed

Biceps Femoris

Posterior Thigh, most lateral; 2 heads


Deep to biceps brachii from distal/anterior humerus to coronoid process of ulna


Superficial; lateral forearm; forms lateral region of antecubital fossa


Main muscle of cheek; horizontal


Triangular-shaped mass of shoulder


Broad sheet-like m. Forms floor of thoracic cavity


2 parts; V-shaped from mandible to hyoid bone

Dorsal Interosseous

Four muscles, each arising from two adjacent metacarpal shafts, posterior side

Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis

Deep; to extensor carpi radialis longus

Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus

Superficial, distally parallels Brachioradialis on lateral forearm

Extensor Carpi Ulnaris

Superficial; medial posterior forearm; intermediate to exten. Digi./ flex. Carpi. ulnaris

Extensor Digitorum

Superficial, radial side of posterior antebrachium, leads to main hand tendons

Extensor Digitorum Brevis

Superior foot, from anterior calcaneus bone to proximal phalanges 1-4 by tendons

Extensor Digitorum Longus

Anteriolateral leg, lateral to tibialis anterior; thin, long, length of leg

Extensor Hallucis Longus

Deep; From mid. half of anterior shaft of fibula to base of distal phalanx of great toe

Extensor Pollicis Brevis

Deep to exten.carpi ulnaris; from dorsal shaft of ulna & radius to prox. 1st phalanx

External Oblique

Superficial lateral muscle of abdominal area

Flexor Carpi Radialis

Superficial; diagonal from medial epicondyle (humerus) to base of metacarpals 2&3

Flexor Carpi Ulnaris

Superficial, ulna side of posterior antebrachium;

Flexor Digiti Minimi

Small, palmar; medial base of proximal phalanx of 5th plananx to hamate

Flexor Digitorum Brevis

Superior foot, from posterior calcaneal tuberosity to 4 lateral toes by tendons

Flexor Digitorum Longus

Medial and partially overlies posterior tibia; Deep muscle

Flexor Pollicis Brevis

Small muscle by thumb; from lateroproximal 1st phalanx to carpal region


Covers Frontal bone area


2 heads from condyles of femur to calcaneal tendon; main superficial leg muscle

Gluteus Maximus

Superficial mass of buttock; from ilium, sacrum & coccyx to gluteal tuberosity

Gluteus Medius

Smaller muscle, deep to gluteus maximus, from ilium to greater trochanter on femur


Medial posterior thigh


Deep, anterior thigh, from illium/sacrum to lesser trochanter with Psoas Major


Infraspinous fossa; seen superficially, but partially hidden by deltoid and Trapezius;

Internal Oblique

Deep to external oblique

Latissimus Dorsi

Broad flat muscle across lower back

Levator Scapulae

Back and side of neck; deep to trapezius


From zygomatic arch to angle and ramus of mandible


Medial anterior of chin

Obicularis Oculi

Circles around eyes

Obicularis Oris

Circles around lips

Palmaris Longis

Small; medial to flexor carpi Radialis; long tendon


Sup. to adductor longus, diagonal and deep to sartorius and rectus femoris

Pectoralis Major

Large fan-shaped, superficial m. on chest

Pectoralis Minor

Flat, thin m. deep to Pect. Major. From 1st, 4th, & 5th rib to corocoid process

Peroneus Brevis

Deep to Peroneus Longus; seen superficially just superior to lat. Malleous on Fibula

Peroneus Longus

Superficial; Lateral leg; from head of fibula to 1st metatarsal by tendon


Deep; From anteriolateral-inferior sacrum to superior border of greater trochanter


Lateral supracondylar ridge of femur to calcaneal tendon, thin long muscle

Pronator Teres

Portion seen superficially btw proximal Brachioradialis and flexor carpi Radialis

Psoas Major

Deep, anterior thigh, from T12 & lumbar vertebrae; to lesser trochanter with iliacus

Quadratus Femoris

Is the vastus medialis, lateralis, intermedius and rectus femoris together as group

Rectus Abdominus

Medial, superficial m. of abdomen

Rectus Femoris

Superficial muscle of thigh, runs vertical through length of thigh

Rhomboid Major

Medial; vertebral border; Deep to Trapezius; inf. to Rhomboid Minor

Rhomboid Minor

Medial; vertebral border; Deep to Trapezius; Sup. to Rhomboid Major


Strap-like running diagonally down across anterior thigh


Posterior thigh; intermediate to semimembranosus and Gracilis


Posterior thigh, intermediate to biceps femoris and semimembranosus

Serratus Anterior

Deep and posterior to pectoral muscles on lateral 1-8 ribs


Deep to gastrocnemius; runs length of leg to calcaneal tendon


Runs diagonally from mastoid process to superior region of sternum


Subclapular fossa to humerus;

Supinator Muscle

Deep-Posteriolateral aspect of elbow; deep to brachioradialis


Supraspinous fossa to humerus; hidden by Trapezius


Fan-shaped, lies over temporal bones

Tensor Fascia Latae

Enclosed b/t fascia layers of thigh

Teres Major

Inferior to Teres Minor; seen superficially, inferior angle/humerus

Teres Minor

lateral; Inferior to Infraspinatus; deep to Trapezius; axillary border/humerus

Tibialis Anterior

Superficial, anterior leg, runs medially along anterior crest of Tibia

Tibialis Posterior

Deep to soleus; runs intermediate to tibia and fibula;

Transverse Abdominus

Deepest m. of abdominal wall, runs horizontally


Posterior neck, and superficial muscle on medial back

Triceps Brachii

Only muscle on posterior, superior brachial region; 3 heads

Vastus Intermedius

Intermediate to vastus medialis and vastus lateralis; deep to rectus femoris

Vastus Lateralis

Lateral, inferior anterior thigh, superior to patella

Vastus Medialis

Medial, inferior anterior thigh; superior to patella

Zygomaticus Major

Lies diagonally from zygomatic arch to corner of mouth. Inf. of the 2

Zygomaticus Minor

Lies diagonally from zygomatic arch to corner of mouth. Sup of the 2

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