Definition of Musculus quadriceps femoris
1. Noun. A muscle of the thigh that extends the leg.
Generic synonyms: Extensor, Extensor Muscle
Group relationships: Thigh
Medical Definition of Musculus quadriceps femoris
Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Quadriceps Femoris
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). ..."