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Identification of Muscles

The main framework of the body is covered by muscles, whose function is to permit movement. The diagrams are adapted from Dank (1990)[1]

Anterior View

Muscles front


Posterior View

Muscles Rear


  1. DANK, L. (1990) Principle superficial skeletal muscles. [Diagram]. In: TORTORA, G.J. and ANAGNOSTAKOS, N.P. (1990). Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. 6th ed. London, Haper Collins

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