striated muscle

Definitions of striated muscle

n a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes

skeletal muscle
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voluntary muscle
striated muscle that can be controlled voluntarily
abductor, abductor muscle
a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line
adductor, adductor muscle
a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line
anconeous muscle, musculus anconeus
the muscle that extends the forearm and abducts the ulna in pronation of the wrist
articular muscle
a muscle that inserts directly onto the capsule of a joint
extensor, extensor muscle
a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
flexor, flexor muscle
a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
deltoid, deltoid muscle, musculus deltoideus
a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
serratus, serratus muscles
any of several muscles of the trunk
musculus pectoralis, pecs, pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis
either of two large muscles of the chest
intercostal, intercostal muscle, musculus intercostalis
muscles between the ribs; they contract during inspiration
depressor, depressor muscle
any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
ab, abdominal, abdominal muscle
the muscles of the abdomen
lat, latissimus dorsi
a broad flat muscle on either side of the back
glute, gluteal muscle, gluteus, gluteus muscle
any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh
musculus sphincter ani externus
an external ring of striated muscle surrounding the anus
calf, sura
the muscular back part of the shank
gastrocnemius, gastrocnemius muscle
the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot
either of two muscles of the abdomen and pelvis that flex the trunk and rotate the thigh
rhomboid, rhomboid muscle
any of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade
soleus, soleus muscle
a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle
splenius, splenius muscle
either of two flat muscles that extend from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull and serve to rotate or flex or extend the head and neck
muscle of the lower leg that is involved in moving the foot
pterygoid muscle
muscle descending from the sphenoid bone to the lower jaw
any skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm)
any skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii)
axial muscle
a skeletal muscle of the trunk or head
musculus sartorius, sartorius, sartorius muscle
a muscle in the thigh that helps to rotate the leg into the sitting position assumed by a tailor; the longest muscle in the human body
musculus scalenus, scalene muscle, scalenus
any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing
musculus sternocleidomastoideus, sternocleido mastoideus, sternocleidomastoid, sternocleidomastoid muscle
one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head
teres, teres muscle
either of two muscles in the shoulder region that move the shoulders and arms
musculus tibialis, tibialis, tibialis muscle
either of two skeletal muscle in each leg arising from the tibia; provides for movement of the foot
cowl muscle, musculus trapezius, trapezius, trapezius muscle
either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms
facial muscle
any of the skeletal muscles of the face
musculus temporalis, temporal muscle, temporalis, temporalis muscle
muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws
musculus abductor digiti minimi manus
the abductor muscle of the little finger
musculus abductor digiti minimi pedis
the abductor muscles of the little toe
musculus abductor hallucis
the abductor muscle of the great toe
musculus abductor pollicis
the abductor muscle of the thumb
musculus adductor brevis
the short adductor muscle of the thigh
musculus adductor longus
the long adductor muscle of the thigh
great adductor muscle, musculus adductor magnus
the muscle that adducts and extends the thigh
musculus adductor hallucis
the adductor muscle of the great toe
musculus articularis cubiti
a small branch of the triceps that inserts into the capsule of the elbow joint
musculus articularis genus
the articular muscle of the knee
buccinator muscle, cheek muscle, musculus buccinator
a muscle that flattens the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth
a large muscle that raises the lower jaw and is used in chewing
either of two broad muscles located on either side of the neck and innervated by the facial nerve; extends from lower jaw to clavicle and is involved in moving the mouth and jaw
musculus quadriceps femoris, quad, quadriceps, quadriceps femoris
a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
anterior serratus muscle, musculus serratus anterior, serratus anterior, serratus magnus
muscles that rotate the scapula and elevate the rib cage
musculus serratus posterior, posterior serratus muscle, serratus posterior
skeletal muscle that draws the rib cage backward and downward
greater pectoral muscle, musculus pectoralis major, pectoralis major
a skeletal muscle that adducts and rotates the arm
musculus pectoralis minor, pectoralis minor, smaller pectoral muscle
a skeletal muscle that draws down the scapula or raises the ribs
abdominal external oblique muscle, external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, oblique
a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
musculus transversalis abdominis, transverse muscle of abdomen, transversus abdominis, transversus abdominis muscle
a flat muscle with transverse fibers that forms the anterior and lateral walls of the abdominal cavity
gluteus maximus
the outermost of the three gluteal muscles
gluteus medius
the middle of the three gluteal muscles
gluteus minimus
the innermost of the three gluteal muscles
the middle of the calf; half way between the knee and ankle
greater rhomboid muscle, musculus rhomboideus major, rhomboideus major muscle
rhomboid muscle that draws the scapula toward the spinal column
lesser rhomboid muscle, musculus rhomboideus minor, rhomboid minor muscle
rhomboid muscle that draws the scapula toward the vertebral column and slightly upward
femoral biceps, musculus biceps femoris
the biceps muscle of the thigh; it flexes the knee and rotates the leg laterally
biceps brachii, biceps humeri, musculus biceps brachii
a muscle that flexes and supinates the forearm
musculus triceps brachii, triceps brachii
the skeletal muscle having three origins that extends the forearm when it contracts
musculus teres major, teres major, teres major muscle
teres muscle that moves the arm and rotates it medially
musculus teres minor, teres minor, teres minor muscle
teres muscle that adducts the arm and rotates it laterally
tibialis anterior, tibialis anticus
a muscle running from the tibia to the first metatarsal and cuneiform bones
tibialis posterior, tibialis posticus
a deep muscle of the leg
Type of:
muscle, musculus
one of the contractile organs of the body

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