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What is the smallest muscles?

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2011-10-27 07:38:59

Although the experts don't agree on how many muscles there are

in the human body, they do agree that the smallest muscle is the

stapedius. Located in the middle ear, the stapedius is a mere 1.27

millimetres long. And what does such a miniscule muscle do? It

controls the tiniest bone in the body, the stapes or stirrup bone.

The stapes and two other bones conduct sound vibrations through the

middle ear.

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