Teres Major

Diagram of Posterior Muscles of the Human Body

The teres major muscles are a pair of muscles, one on each side of the body, located towards the back of the shoulder joint.

The teres major muscles can be studied in relation to the teres minor muscles, which are located above the teres major muscles.

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Teres Major muscles:

Point of Origin:
Point of Insertion:
  • Medial lip of bicipital groove of of the humerus (upper-arm) bone.
Actions:

The teres major muscles are labelled on the diagram of human posterior muscles.

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