Anatomy article structure (muscle)

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 6 Jul 2021

As with all other articles, the introductory paragraph should introduce the anatomical term and aim to give an interesting summary. The first sentence should contain the title of the article in bold.

For muscles, we expect the word 'muscle' to be included in the title, for example an article about "flexor digitorum longus muscle" is titled this, and not "flexor digitorum longus". Moreover, we also expect the word muscle to be included in the name of the muscle throughout the text of the article instead of being shortened to the name without muscle at the end.

  • origin:
  • insertion:
  • innervation:
  • action:

Having information about normal variation as well as the frequency of such variation is key for radiological anatomy articles.

Helps understand variant anatomy.

Whenever appropriate, this section can clarify the etymology of an anatomical term and/or elaborate on the historical context of the term's name or eponym.

This section should include information about the structure that may be important in clinical work. For example, an interventional procedure or surgical approach that involves an anatomical structure. 

This section should include links to pertinent related pathology, particularly if the condition has an anatomical basis. 

See the general article on the structure of an anatomy article here.

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