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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 chest and the abdomen make up the torso on the human body. Another name for the torso is the trunk. Basically, it is the body without the head or limbs. 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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