The external oblique refers to two broad, thin, superficial muscles that rest on the lateral sides of the body's abdominal region; the internal oblique is immediately below the external oblique. The internal and external... More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

An oblique line is one that is neither parallel nor perpendicular to another line or figure. The oblique line intersects the other line or figure at some point, so it is not parallel to it. More » Math Geometry

An oblique asymptote is a linear asymptote that is not parallel to either the x- or y-axis. It is also called a slant asymptote. Oblique asymptotes always occur for rational functions when the numerator has a degree that... More »

The standing lateral raise primarily works the lateral deltoid muscles, which are the muscles found on the sides of the shoulders. Synergists include the middle and lower trapezius and the anterior, or front, deltoid mus... More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

The quadriceps are a group of four muscles located at the front and sides of the thighs. These muscles originate from the femur bone and run down to the patella or kneecap. More »

The hip adductor muscles allow humans to draw their legs to the mid-line of the body, an action which is aptly named adduction. Other movements the hip adductors enable include transverse adduction, flexion, extension, a... More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

Interesting facts about muscles include details about the number of muscles it takes to frown and walk, the strongest muscle in the body, the role of the muscles in shivering and the smallest and longest muscles in the b... More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles