Definition: 'Soleus (muscle)'
soleus (muscle)Type: Term
1. muscle of superficial posterior (plantar flexor) compartment of leg; origin, posterior surface of head and upper third of the shaft of the fibula, oblique line and middle third of medial margin of the tibia, and a tendinous arch passing between tibia and fibula over the popliteal vessels; insertion, with gastrocnemius by tendo calcaneus (achillis) into the tuberosity of calcaneus; action, plantar flexion of foot; nerve supply, tibial.
Synonyms: musculus soleus
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