Medical Definition of Musculus popliteus

1. Origin, lateral condyle of femur; insertion, posterior surface of tibia above oblique line; action, from the fully extended and "locked" position, rotates the femur medially, on the fixed (planted) tibial plateau about 5°, "unlocking" the knee to enable flexion to occur; nerve supply, tibial. Synonym: musculus popliteus, popliteal muscle, popliteus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Popliteus

musculus pectoralis
musculus pectoralis major
musculus pectoralis minor
musculus peroneocalcaneus
musculus peroneus brevis
musculus peroneus longus
musculus peroneus tertius
musculus petropharyngeus
musculus petrostaphylinus
musculus pharyngopalatinus
musculus piriformis
musculus plantaris
musculus platysma
musculus platysma myoides
musculus pleuroesophageus
musculus popliteus (current term)
musculus procerus
musculus pronator pedis
musculus pronator quadratus
musculus pronator radii teres
musculus pronator teres
musculus prostaticus
musculus psoas major
musculus pterygoideus externus
musculus pterygoideus internus
musculus pterygoideus lateralis
musculus pterygoideus medialis
musculus pterygopharyngeus
musculus pterygospinosus

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