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Re: what is the largest single muscle in the human body?

Date: Sun Oct 17 11:05:51 1999
Posted By: Sturdy McKee, Faculty, Department of Occupational Therapy, Dominican College
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 936733969.An

The largest muscle is the Gluteus Maximus.  Girth is proportionate to 
strength, so it follows, without consideration of lever arms, torques and 
kinesiological principles that it is the strongest.  

The longest muscle is the sartorius.

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