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    List all (six) possible movements that can occur at the shoulder joint and name the prime mover(s) of each movement. Then name their antagonists.

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    MUSCLES THAT MOVE THE HUMERUS (ARM)

    The six movements of the shoulder are:

    flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, medial rotation, and lateral rotation

    The pectoralis major is predominantly involved in flexion. Its antagonist would be involved in extension. Hence, the latissimus dorsi would be its antagonist ...

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    Shoulder joint movements, prime movers and antagonists are named in this solution.

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