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Raphael Klinkhammer has published the Flexikon article Muscles of mastication
The muscles of mastication consist of four skeletal muscles accreted onto the mandible and which play a major role in mastication.
Some authors also count the throat muscles among the masticatory muscles.

Muscles
The following four muscles are ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has edited the Flexikon article Wrist muscles
The term wrist muscles refers to muscles acting on the wrist.

Extensors
musculus extensor carpi radialis brevis musculus extensor carpi radialis longus musculus extensor carpi ulnaris musculus extensor digiti minimi musculus extensor ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Wrist muscles
The term wrist muscles refers to muscles acting on the wrist.

Extensors
musculus extensor carpi radialis brevis musculus extensor carpi radialis longus musculus extensor carpi ulnaris musculus extensor digiti minimi musculus extensor ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Genital organ
The genital organs or genitalia are the organs of the human body that serve for (reproduction). They represent the primary sexual characteristics.
With regard to the fact that these elements of the sexual organs mainly involve being hollow and ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has published the Flexikon article Neck muscles
Neck muscles in the narrow sense, or ventral neck muscles, refer to the skeletal muscles which make up the anterolateral muscle mass of the neck (collum). The neck musculature in a broader sense also includes the nape muscles, which is however ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Foot skeleton
The foot skeleton forms the bony basis of the foot.

Anatomy
The foot skeleton is - excluding the sesamoids - made up of a total of 26 individual bones which can be subdivided into the tarsal bones (ossa tarsi), metatarsals (ossa metatarsal) and ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has edited the Flexikon article Os cuboideum
The os cuboideum is a pyramid-shaped bone of the distal tarsus.

Anatomy
Position
The cuboid bone is located at the lateral side of the foot in front of the calcaneus and behind the metatarsal bones IV and V. It articulates with four neighboring ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has published the Flexikon article Os cuboideum
The os cuboideum is a pyramid-shaped bone of the distal tarsus.

Anatomy
Position
The cuboid bone is located at the lateral side of the foot in front of the calcaneus and behind the metatarsal bones IV and V. It articulates with four neighboring ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Fibula
The fibula is a bone of the leg which, together with the tibia, forms the bony lower leg. Firmly attached to the tibia, the fibula forms the articular surfaces for the upper ankle.

Anatomy
Corpus fibulae (fibular shaft)
The fibular shaft has three ... [more]