Definition of Tibialis posterior

1. Noun. A deep muscle of the leg.

Exact synonyms: Tibialis Posticus
Generic synonyms: Musculus Tibialis, Tibialis, Tibialis Muscle

Medical Definition of Tibialis posterior

1. Origin, soleal line and posterior surface of tibia, the head and shaft of the fibula between the medial crest and interosseous border, and the posterior surface of interosseous membrane; insertion, navicular, three cuneiform, cuboid, and second, third, and fourth metatarsal bones; action, plantar flexion and inversion of foot; nerve supply, tibial. Synonym: musculus tibialis posterior, musculus tibialis posticus, posterior tibial muscle. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tibialis Posterior

tibial collateral ligament
tibial communicating nerve
tibial crest
tibial intertendinous bursa
tibial nerve
tibial phenomenon
tibial tuberosity
tibial vein
tibiale posticum
tibialis anterior
tibialis anticus
tibialis muscle
tibialis posterior (current term)
tibialis posticus
tibio-talar slant
tibiocalcaneal ligament
tibiocalcaneal part of deltoid ligament
tibiofemoral index

Literary usage of Tibialis posterior

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1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"It also derives fibres from the surface of the fascia which covers the tibialis posterior. After crossing the distal part of the tibialis posterior, ..."

2. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"Inner surface with the tibialis posterior (Fig. 91, o). Medial border at the proximal end with the popliteus (Fig. 92, k), lateral border with the tibialis ..."

3. Anatomical Names by Albert Chauncey Eycleshymer, Daniel Martin Schoemaker, Roy Lee Moodie, Wilhelm His (1917)
"... i A. tibialis anterior 2 (A. recurrens tibialis posterior) 3 A. recurrens ... 15 Ramus plantaris profundus 16 A. tibialis posterior 17 Ramus fibularis ..."

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