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There are around 640 named muscles in the human body - in addition to thousands of smaller un-named muscles.
The following tables list some specific muscles in the human body by region of the body with links to pages about the specific muscles and/or other pages that include the specific muscle on a labelled diagram of the region of the body in which it is located.

1. Trunk / Torso

Muscles (& related tissues):

Notes:

Also labelled on the following diagrams

  Anterior Muscles Posterior Muscles Arm Muscles Leg Muscles Facial Muscles

1.1

Sternocleidomastoid

           

1.2

Splenius capitis (deep muscle)

           

1.3

Levator scapulae (deep muscle)

           

1.4

Trapezius

     

1.5

Erector Spinae (deep muscle)

           

1.6

Supraspinatus (deep muscle)

           

1.7

Infraspinatus (deep muscle)

           

1.8

Teres Major (deep muscle)

           

1.9

Teres Minor (deep muscle)

           

1.10

Subscapularis

           

1.11

Rhomboid Major (deep muscle)

         

1.12

Rhomboid Minor (deep muscle)

         

1.13

Serratus Anterior

         

1.14

Latissimus Dorsi

         

1.15

Gluteus Medius

         

1.16

Gluteus Maximus

         

1.17

Gluteus Minimus

           

1.18

Pectoralis Major

           

1.19

Pectoralis Minor (deep muscle)

           

1.20

Rectus Abdominus

           

1.21

External Oblique

           

1.22

Internal Oblique

           

1.23

Transversus Abdominus

           

1.24

Quadratus Lumborum (deep muscle)

           

1.25

Intercostals (deep muscle)

           

2. Arm / Hand

Muscles (& related tissues):

Notes:

Also labelled on the following diagrams

  Anterior Muscles Posterior Muscles Arm Muscles Leg Muscles Facial Muscles

2.1

Deltoid

       

2.2

Biceps

           

2.3

Triceps

           

2.4

Brachialis

           

2.5

Coraco Brachialis (deep muscle)

           

2.6

Brachioradialis

           

2.7

Pronator Teres

           

2.8

Supinator Radii Brevis

           

2.9

Flexor Carpi Radialis

           

2.10

Palmaris Longus

           

2.11a

Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis

           

2.11b

Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus

           

2.12

Extensor Carpi Ulnaris

           

2.13

Flexor Carpi Ulnaris

           

2.14

Flexor Carpi Digitorum

           

2.15

Extensor Carpi Digitorum

           

2.16

Extensor Pollicis Longus (deep muscle)

           

2.17

Flexor Pollicis Brevis (deep muscle)

           

2.18

Abductor Pollicis Brevis

           

2.19

Flexor Digitorum Superficialis

           

2.20

Muscles of Thenar Eminence

           

2.21

Muscles of Hypothenar Eminence

           

2.22

Palmar Aponeurosis

           

2.23

Tendons of Extensor Digitorum

           

2.24

Flexor Digitorum Profundus

           

3. Upper Leg / Thigh

Muscles (& related tissues):

Notes:

Also labelled on the following diagrams

  Anterior Muscles Posterior Muscles Arm Muscles Leg Muscles Facial Muscles

3.1

Iliacus

         

3.2

Psoas
(Psoas Major and Psoas Minor)

         

Quadriceps

         

3.3

Rectus Femoris

         

3.4

Vastus Lateralis

         

3.5

Vastus Medialis

         

3.6

Vastus Intermedialis (deep muscle)

         

Hamstrings

         

3.7

Biceps Femoris

         

3.8

Semimembranosus

         

3.9

Semitendinosus

         

3.10

Adductor Longus

         

3.11

Adductor Magnus

         

3.12

Adductor Brevis

         

3.13

Gracilis

       

3.14

Sartorius

         

3.15

Piriformis (deep muscle)

           

3.16

Gluteus Maximus

         

3.17

Gluteus Medius

         

3.18

Gluteus Minimus

         

4. Lower Leg / Foot

Muscles (& related tissues):

Notes:

Also labelled on the following diagrams

  Anterior Muscles Posterior Muscles Arm Muscles Leg Muscles Facial Muscles

4.1

Gastrocnemius

       

4.2

Soleus

       

4.3

Peroneus Longus

         

4.4

Peroneus Brevis

           

4.5

Tibialis Anterior

         

4.6

Tibialis Posterior (deep muscle)

           

4.7

Extensor Digitorum Longus

           

4.8

Extensor Hallucis Longus

           

4.9

Flexor Digitorum Longus (deep muscle)

           

4.10

Peroneus Tertius

           

4.11

Digitorum Brevis

           

4.12

Abductor Hallucis

           

4.13

Achilles Tendon

           

4.14

Flexor Hallucis Longus (deep muscle)

           


5. Face, Neck and Scalp

Muscles (& related tissues):

Notes:

Also labelled on the following diagrams

  Anterior Muscles Posterior Muscles Arm Muscles Leg Muscles Facial Muscles

5.1

Occipitalis

           

5.2

Frontalis

         

5.3

Procerous nasi

           

5.4

Nasalis

         

5.5

Levator Labii Superioris

         

5.6

Levator Anguli Oris

         

5.7

Zygomaticus:

           
 

Zygomaticus Minor

         
 

Zygomaticus Major

         

5.8

Orbicularis Oris

         

5.9

Mentalis

         

5.10

Depressor Labii Inferioris

         

5.11

Depressor Anguli Oris

         

5.12

Buccinator

         

5.13

Risorius

           

5.15

Medial Pterygoid

           

5.16

Lateral Pterygoid

           

5.17

Masseter

         

5.18

Temporalis

         

5.19

Orbicularis Oculi

         

5.20

Levator palpebrae
(Levator palpebrae superioris)

         

5.21

Sternocleidomastoid

       

5.22

Splenius capitis

           

5.23

Trapezius

     

5.24

Platysma

This page is intended to assist students of holistic therapies (sometimes called alternative therapies), physiotherapy, nursing, and other health science subjects. Some such courses e.g. ITEC Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology (Sept 2009 syllabus) require knowledge of the position (i.e. location) in the body of specific muscles.

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