Definition of Musculus quadriceps femoris

1. Noun. A muscle of the thigh that extends the leg.

Exact synonyms: Quad, Quadriceps, Quadriceps Femoris
Generic synonyms: Extensor, Extensor Muscle
Group relationships: Thigh

Medical Definition of Musculus quadriceps femoris

1. Origin, by four heads: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, and vastus medialis; insertion, patella, and thence by ligamentum patellae to tuberosity of tibia; action, extends leg; flexes thigh by action of rectus femoris; nerve supply, femoral. Synonym: musculus quadriceps femoris, musculus quadriceps extensor femoris, quadriceps muscle of thigh. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Quadriceps Femoris

musculus pubovesicalis
musculus pyramidalis auriculae
musculus pyramidalis nasi
musculus pyriformis
musculus quadratus
musculus quadratus femoris
musculus quadratus labii inferioris
musculus quadratus labii superioris
musculus quadratus lumborum
musculus quadratus menti
musculus quadratus plantae
musculus quadriceps extensor femoris
musculus quadriceps femoris (current term)
musculus rectococcygeus
musculus rectourethralis
musculus rectouterinus
musculus rectus capitis anterior
musculus rectus capitis anticus major
musculus rectus capitis anticus minor
musculus rectus capitis lateralis
musculus rectus capitis posterior major
musculus rectus capitis posterior minor
musculus rectus capitis posticus major
musculus rectus capitis posticus minor
musculus rectus externus

Literary usage of Musculus quadriceps femoris

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

1. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"Quadriceps Extensor Cruris (musculus quadriceps femoris). —This muscle is composed of four portions. The rectus femoris, which is placed on the front of the ..."

2. Manual of Clinical Diagnosis by Otto Seifert, Heinrich Wilhelm Otto Seifert, Friedrich Müller (1887)
"The motor branches supply the internal pelvic muscles. The nervus cruralis supplies the musculus quadriceps femoris, sartorius, pectineus ; the nervus ..."

3. New Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment: Physico-clinical Medicine, the by Albert Abrams (1922)
"If the musculus quadriceps femoris is struck, its contraction yields an energy emanating from the loth dorsal spine (motor localization). ..."

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