Definition of Musculus sartorius

1. Noun. A muscle in the thigh that helps to rotate the leg into the sitting position assumed by a tailor; the longest muscle in the human body.

Exact synonyms: Sartorius, Sartorius Muscle
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Derivative terms: Sartorial



Medical Definition of Musculus sartorius

1. Origin, anterior superior spine of ilium; insertion, medial border of tuberosity of tibia; action, flexes thigh and leg, rotates leg medially and thigh laterally; nerve supply, femoral. Synonym: musculus sartorius, tailor's muscle. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Sartorius

musculus rectus medialis
musculus rectus superior
musculus rectus thoracis
musculus retrahens aurem
musculus rhomboatloideus
musculus rhomboideus major
musculus rhomboideus minor
musculus risorius
musculus sacrococcygeus anterior
musculus sacrococcygeus dorsalis
musculus sacrococcygeus posterior
musculus sacrococcygeus ventralis
musculus sacrolumbalis
musculus sacrospinalis
musculus salpingopharyngeus
musculus sartorius (current term)
musculus scalenus
musculus scalenus anterior
musculus scalenus anticus
musculus scalenus medius
musculus scalenus minimus
musculus scalenus posterior
musculus scalenus posticus
musculus semimembranosus
musculus semispinalis
musculus semispinalis capitis
musculus semispinalis cervicis
musculus semispinalis colli
musculus semispinalis dorsi
musculus semispinalis thoracis

Literary usage of Musculus sartorius

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1. Irritability: A Physiological Analysis of the General Effect of Stimuli in by Max Verworn (1913)
"In a more direct manner Keith Lucas* has determined the refractory stage for the musculus sartorius of the frog. He allowed two induction shocks to act ..."

2. General Physiology of Muscles and Nerves by Isidor Rosenthal (1881)
"It is best to apply the test to a thin parallel-fibred muscle, usually to the musculus sartorius of the upper leg. It is suspended upside down from a vice, ..."

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