quadriceps femoris (muscle)

Type:Term

Definitions
1. anterior thigh muscles; origin, by four heads: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, and vastus medialis; insertion, patella, and thence by patellar ligament to tibial tuberosity; action, extends leg; flexes thigh by action of rectus femoris; nerve supply, femoral.

Synonyms
musculus quadriceps femoris , musculus quadriceps , musculus quadriceps extensor femoris , quadriceps muscle of thigh

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