The teres minor muscles are a pair of muscles, one on each side of the body, located towards the back of the shoulder joint. They can be studied in relation to the teres major muscles, which are located below the teres minor muscles.
The teres minor muscles are among the four rotator cuff muscles (on each side of the body) that help to support the head of the humerus in place in the glenoid cavity.
The rotator cuff muscles are listed below.
- teres minor
Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Teres Minor muscles:
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The teres minor muscles are labelled on the diagram of human posterior muscles.
More about Muscles:
The following are some popular pages in the section about the human muscular system:
- The structure of muscle tissue
- The structure of muscle cells
- Labelled diagrams of the muscles in different parts of the body including anterior muscles, posterior muscles and facial muscles
- Types of muscle contractions
- Movements at joints
There are also more pages about the words used to describe muscles (terminology), the anatomy and physiology of muscles, muscular disorders and associated topics. See also books about sports medicine.
- Anterior Muscles
- Posterior Muscles
- Facial Muscles
- Muscle Terminology (Definitions)
- 1. Structure of Muscle
- 2. Structure of Muscle Cells
- 3. Muscle Filaments
- 4. Sliding Filament Theory
- 5. Neuromuscular Junction
- 6. Actions at Neuromuscular Junction
- Types of Muscle Contractions
- Muscular Disorders
- Effects of exercise on muscles