Medical Definition of Musculus semimembranosus

1. Origin, tuberosity of ischium; insertion, medial condyle of tibia and by membrane to tibial collateral ligament of knee joint, popliteal fascia, and via its reflected tendon of insertion (oblique popiteal ligament) lateral condyle of femur; action, flexes knee and rotates leg medially when knee is flexed; and contributes to the stability of extended knee by making capsule of knee joint tense; nerve supply, tibial. Synonym: musculus semimembranosus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Semimembranosus

musculus sacrococcygeus anterior
musculus sacrococcygeus dorsalis
musculus sacrococcygeus posterior
musculus sacrococcygeus ventralis
musculus sacrolumbalis
musculus sacrospinalis
musculus salpingopharyngeus
musculus sartorius
musculus scalenus
musculus scalenus anterior
musculus scalenus anticus
musculus scalenus medius
musculus scalenus minimus
musculus scalenus posterior
musculus scalenus posticus
musculus semimembranosus (current term)
musculus semispinalis
musculus semispinalis capitis
musculus semispinalis cervicis
musculus semispinalis colli
musculus semispinalis dorsi
musculus semispinalis thoracis
musculus semitendinosus
musculus serratus anterior
musculus serratus magnus
musculus serratus posterior
musculus serratus posterior inferior
musculus serratus posterior superior
musculus skeleti
musculus soleus

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