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The smallest muscle in the human body is the stapedius muscle. It is located in the middle ear, and it only measures about 1 millimeter, or 1/26 of an inch, in size. More »

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According to the Library of Congress, the human body has at least 650 skeletal muscles and as many as 840 depending on what counts as a muscle. Some sources count complex muscles as a single muscle, while others count co... More »

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The stapedius muscle is the smallest striped muscle in the human body that has the ability to contract, claims a 2007 study in the Polish Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. The stapedius muscle automatically contracts as a ... More »

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The stapedius muscle is the smallest striped muscle in the human body that has the ability to contract, claims a 2007 study in the Polish Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. The stapedius muscle automatically contracts as a ... More »

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To read a muscle diagram of the human body, find the name of a muscle, then find that muscle's location in the body by following the corresponding arrow or line. Detailed muscle diagrams tend to focus on the muscles in a... More »

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The stapedius muscle, which is the shortest muscle in the human body (at a mere millimeter in length), holds the stapes in place inside the tympanic cavity of the ear. The stapedius works in conjunction with the smallest... More »

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Charts identifying muscles and showing their locations within the human body are available from PTDirect.com and InnerBody.com. SportsInjuryClinic.Net provides a brief description of several major muscles, in addition to... More »

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