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Flashcards in Primary Actions Deck (18):
1

What is the primary action of the deltoid?

(all fibers) Abduction of the shoulder

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What are the primary actions of the Trapezius?

  • Upper Fibers [bilaterally]: Extend the head and neck (cervical spine)
    • [unilaterally]: Laterally flex the head and neck (cervical spine) to the same side
  • Middle Fibers: Adduct (retract) the scapula (S/T joint)
  • Lower Fibers: Depress the scapula (S/T joint)

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3

What is the primary action of the Latissimus Dorsi?

Extend the shoulder (glenohumeral joint)

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4

What is the primary action of Teres Major?

Extend the shoulder (G/H joint)

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5

What is the primary action of the Supraspinatus?

Abduct the shoulder (G/H joint)

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6

What is the primary action of Infraspinatus?

Laterally Rotate the shoulder (G/H joint)

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7

What is the primary action of Teres Minor?

Laterally rotate the shoulder (G/H joint)

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8

What is the primary action of Subscapularis?

Medially Rotate the shoulder (G/H joint)

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9

What is the primary action of Rhomboid Major?

Adduct the scapula (S/T joint)

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10

What is the primary action of Rhomboid Minor?

Adduct (retract) the scapula (S/T joint)

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11

What is the primary action of the Levator Scapulae?

(Unilaterally) Rotate the head and neck to the same side

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12

What is the primary action of the Serratus Anterior?

(With the origin fixed) Abduct (Protract) the scapula (S/T joint)

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13

What  are the primary actions of Pectoralis Major?

Upper fibers: Flex the shoulder (G/H joint)

Upper fibers: Horizontally adduct the shoulder (G/H joint)

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14

What are the primary actions of Pectoralis Minor?

Depress the scapula (S/T joint)

Abduct (protract) the scapula (S/T joint)

 

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15

What is the primary action of the Subclavius?

Depress the clavicle and draw it anteriory

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16

What is the primary action of the Biceps Brachii?

Flex the elbow (G/H joint)

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17

What is the primary action of the Triceps Brachii?

All heads: Extend the elbow (humeroulnar joint)

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18

What is the primary action of the coracobrachialis?

Flex the shoulder (G/H joint)

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