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composite of two closely related muscles (iliacus and psoas major) whose fibers pass under the inguinal ligament to insert via a common tendon on the femur.
iliacus, psoas major, sartorius
list the 3 anterior and medial muscles the originate on the pelvis or spine.
same as iliacus; also effects lateral flexion of vertebral column; important postural muscle
action of psoas major?
flexes, abducts, and laterally rotates thigh; flexes knee, produces the cross-legged position.
action of sartorius?
adductor magnus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, pectineus, gracilis
list the 5 muscles of the medial compartment of the thigh.
astride a horse, important in pelvic tilting movements that occur during walking and in fixing the hip when the knee is flexed and the foot is off the ground.
list examples of when the adductor muscles are used.
rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius
list the muscles that compose the quadriceps femoris.
tensor fasciae latae, vastus intermedius, rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis
list the 5 muscles of the anterior compartment of the thigh.
major extensor of thigh; climbing stairs and running; generally inactive during stand and walking
actions of gluteus maxiumus? when is it inactive?
piriformis, obturator externus, obturator internus, gemellus, quadratus femoris
list the 5 lateral rotators.
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