Arm and Leg Muscles Flashcards


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flexes the forearm and supinates the hand

biceps brachii

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synerhist for supination of hand

supinator

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forearm flexors; no role in supination

brachialis; brachioradialis

4

elbow extensor

triceps brachii

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power wrist flexor and abductor

flexor carpi radialis

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flexes wrist and middle phalanges

flexor digitorum superficialis

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pronates the hand

pronator quadratus, pronator teres

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flexes the thumb

flexor pollicis longus

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extends and abducts the wrist

extensor carpi radialis longus

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extends the wrist and digits

extensor digitorum

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flat muscle that is a weak wrist flexor; tenses skin of the palm

palmaris longus

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flexes the great toe and inverts the foot

flexor hallucis longus

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lateral compartment muscles that plantar flex and evert the foot

fibularis brevis, fibularis longus

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abduct the thigh to take the "at ease" stance

gluteus medius, tensor fasciae latae

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used to extend the hip when climbing stairs

gluteus maximus

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prime movers of plantar flexion of the foot

gastrocnemius, soleus

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prime mover of inversion of the foot

tibialis posterior

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prime mover of dorsiflexion of the foot

tibialis anterior

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adduct the thigh, as when standing at attention

adductor group

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extends the toes

extensor digitorum longus

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entend thigh and flex knee

biceps femoris, semimembranosus, semitendinosus

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rectus femoris

extends knee and flexes thigh