Presentation on theme: "Muscles of the Abdominal Wall The abdomen is not framed by bone, but by broad, flattened muscles. Linea alba – tough connective tissue that extends from."— Presentation transcript:
Muscles of the Abdominal Wall The abdomen is not framed by bone, but by broad, flattened muscles. Linea alba – tough connective tissue that extends from the xiphoid process to the symphysis pubis
Muscles of the Pelvic Outlet The levator ani provides a sphincterlike action in the _____. The action of the superficial transversus perinea is to ___. The ____________ assists in emptying the male urethra. In females, the bulbospongiosus acts to ______________. The ischiocavernosus extends from the margin of the pubic arch to the _____________________.
Muscles That Move the Thigh (Table 8.12, p.197) These muscles are attached to the femur AND to some part of the pelvic girdle. Divided into 2 groups: 1.Anterior group: muscles primarily flex the thigh 2.Posterior group: muscles extend, abduct, or rotate the thigh
Muscles That Move the Thigh, cont.... Anterior group: Psoas major Iliacus Posterior group: Gluteus maximus Gluteus medius Gluteus minimus Tensor fasciae latae A third group adducts the thigh: Adductor longus Adductor magnus Gracilis