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leg muscles bio125

leg muscles

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Illiacus (prime mover in thigh flexion and in flexing trunk)
Adductor longus between satorius & gracilis (adducts,flexes,&medially rotates thigh)
Gluteus maximus butt(major extensor of thigh)
Gluteus medius above and below gluteus maximus (abducts & medially rotates thigh)
Biceps femoris lateral hamstring (extends thigh & flexes knee)
semitendinosus middle hamstring (extends thigh at hip; flexes knee)
semimembranosus most medial hamstring (extends thigh & flexes knee)
rectus femoris middle quadriceps (extends knee & flexes thigh at hip)
Vastus Lateralis lateral quadriceps (extends and stabilizes knee)
Vastus medialis medial quadriceps (extends knee)
Vastus intermedius deep to rectus femoris (extends knee)
Sartorius attaches to illiac crest raps medial to patella (flexes and medially rotates thigh; flexes knee)
Gracilis medial posterior thigh muscle(adducts thigh, flexes and medially rotates leg)
Gastrocnemius calf muscle (plantar flexes foot)
Tibialis anterior anterior toward front.lateral to shin (prime mover of dorsiflexion)
Soleus posterior deep to gastrocnemius (plantar flexes foot)
Fibularis (peroneus) longus anterior lateral leg (plantar flexes and everts foot
Created by: rebecca1121