Flashcards in Muscles Deck (11)
What are the muscles in the hips and thighs?
What are extensors?
Muscles that straighten a limb at a joint; or move the connected bones further away from each other
What are muscles controlled by?
The nervous system.
It sends electrochemical impulses through neurons that cause muscle fibres to contract or relax and joints to move.
What are adductors?
Muscles that move a limb towards the midline.
What are the muscles in the torso?
-Obliques (external and internal)
What are abductors?
Muscles that move a limb away from the midline.
What are flexors?
Muscles that bend a limb at a joint; or move the connected bones closer together.
What are the muscles in the lower legs?
What muscles make up the abdominal wall?
Name the three gluteal muscles.
1. Gluteus maximus
2. Gluteus minimus
3. Gluteus medius