Definition of Gastrocnemius muscle

1. Noun. The muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot.

Exact synonyms: Gastrocnemius
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Group relationships: Calf, Sura



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gastrocnemius Muscle

gastroalbumorrhoea
gastroamorphus
gastroanastomosis
gastroatonia
gastroblennorrhoea
gastroc
gastrocamera
gastrocameras
gastrocardiac
gastrocardiac syndrome
gastrocele
gastroceles
gastrochronorrhoea
gastrocnemii
gastrocnemius
gastrocnemius muscle (current term)
gastrocolic
gastrocolic fistula
gastrocolic ligament
gastrocolic omentum
gastrocolic reflex
gastrocolitis
gastrocoloptosis
gastrocolostomy
gastrocs
gastrocutaneous fistula
gastrocystoplasty
gastrodialysis
gastrodiaphragmatic ligament
gastrodisc

Literary usage of Gastrocnemius muscle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"8, which is a curve from a gastrocnemius muscle of a frog, taken with a slowly moving drum, the tuning-fork being the same as that used in Fig. ..."

2. Practical physiology by Arthur Philip Beddard, Marcus Seymour Pembrey (1910)
"A SINGLE CONTRACTION OF A gastrocnemius muscle. IN order to study the contraction given by a muscle in response to a single stimulus, it is not sufficient ..."

3. Treatise on Fractures by John Bingham Roberts, James Alphonsus Kelly (1916)
"Drawing to show the pull exerted by the gastrocnemius muscle in producing posterior displacement of upper end of lower fragment. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1877)
"The purpose of the present note is to put on record observations which prove (1) That the unmutilated gastrocnemius muscle of the frog possesses ..."

5. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"8, which is a curve from a gastrocnemius muscle of a frog, taken with a slowly moving drum, the tuning-fork being the same as that used in Fig. ..."

6. Practical physiology by Arthur Philip Beddard, Marcus Seymour Pembrey (1910)
"A SINGLE CONTRACTION OF A gastrocnemius muscle. IN order to study the contraction given by a muscle in response to a single stimulus, it is not sufficient ..."

7. Treatise on Fractures by John Bingham Roberts, James Alphonsus Kelly (1916)
"Drawing to show the pull exerted by the gastrocnemius muscle in producing posterior displacement of upper end of lower fragment. ..."

8. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1877)
"The purpose of the present note is to put on record observations which prove (1) That the unmutilated gastrocnemius muscle of the frog possesses ..."

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