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ch 13 vocab.

Muscles of the Lower Extremity

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muscle of the posterior upper leg that moves the upper leg posteriorly (extension) and bends the lower leg toward the buttocks (flexion). one end of the muscle is divided into two heads biceps femoris muscle
muscle that flexes the big toe (hallux) flexor hallucis brevis muscle
muscle of the posterior lower leg that bends the foot downward (plantar flexion) and lets you stand on tiptoe gastrocnemius muscle
muscle of the buttocks that moves the upper leg posteriorly and rotates it laterally gluteus maximus muscle
group of muscles in the posterior aspect of the upper leg that moves the upper leg posteriorly and bends the lower leg towards the buttocks (flexion). it includes the biceps femoris, semitendinous, and semimembranosus muscles hamstrings
muscle of the lateral lower leg that raises the lateral edge of the foot (eversion) and bends the foot downward (plantar flexion) peroneus longus muscle
group of muscles in the anterior and lateral upper leg that straightens the lower leg (extension). it includes the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, amd vastus medialis muscles quadriceps femoris
muscle of the anterior upper leg that bends the upper leg toward the abdomen (flexion) and straightens the lower leg (extension) rectus femoris muscle
muscle of the anterior upper leg that bends the upper leg toward the abdomen (flexion) and rotates it laterally sartorius muscle
muscle of the posterior upper leg that moves the upper leg posteriorly (extension), bends the lower leg toward the buttocks (flexion), and rotates the leg medially. the semimembranosus muscle has the same action semitendinosus muscle
muscle of the anterior lower leg that bends the foot up toward the leg (dorsiflexion) tibialis anterior muscle
muscle of the anterior upper leg that bends the upper leg toward the abdomen (flexion) and straightens the lower leg (extension). the vastus medialis muscle has the same action vastus lateralis muscle
Created by: ricrom81