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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 University of Maryland Medical Center, cartilage is located in the nose and ears, as well as several of the body's joints, including the knees, hips, shoulders and fingers. Cartilage is one of the body's... More »

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Urea in the human body is produced in the liver, using its system of enzymes and carrier molecules to convert highly toxic ammonia and carbon dioxide into urea. This can then be safely removed from the body by the kidney... 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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