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The smallest muscle in the human body is ___________


  1. Stapes

  2. Stapedius

  3. Gluteus Maximus

  4. Masseter


Solution

The correct option is B

Stapedius


The masseter muscle is a facial muscle that plays a major role in the chewing of solid foods.
Stapes: A stirrup-shaped bone in the middle ear, supposed to be the smallest bone in the human body.
The stapedius is the smallest skeletal muscle in the human body, at just over one millimeter in length.
The gluteus maximus is the main extensor muscle of the hip.

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