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Muscles of Leg & thigh BIO 160

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Gluteus maximus
Extends and laterally rotates thigh; adducts the hip
Gluteus medius
Medially rotates thigh; abducts the hip
Iliacus
Flexes thigh at the hip
Gracilis
Adducts thigh at the hip and flexes leg at the knee; assists in medial rotation
Sartorius
Flexes, abducts, and laterally rotates thigh at the hip; flexes knee (anterior view)
Rectus femoris
ORIGIN: anterior superior iliac spine; INSERTION: medial side of proximal tibia
ACTION: Extends leg at the knee and flexes thigh at the hip (anterior view)
Vastus medialis
Extends leg at the knee; part of the quadriceps group (anterior view)
Vastus lateralis
Extends leg at the knee; part of the quadriceps group (anterior view)
Psoas major
Flexes thigh at the hip; flexes vertebral column (anterior view)
Gracilis
Adducts thigh at the hip and flexes leg at the knee; assists in medial rotation (pposterior view)
Vastus medialis
Extends leg at the knee; part of the quadriceps group (posterior view)
Biceps femoris
Flexes leg at the knee and extends thigh at the hip; belongs to the hamstring group
Semitendinosus
Flexes leg at the knee and extends thigh at the hip; belongs to the hamstring group
Semimembranosus
Flexes leg at the knee and extends thigh at the hip; belongs to the hamstring group
Gastrocnemius
Plantar flexion of ankle
Soleus
Plantar flexion of ankle
Soleus
Plantar flexion of ankle
Tibialis anterior
Dorsiflexion of foot at the ankle; inversion of foot
Extensor digitorum longus
Extends the lateral four toes; dorsiflexion of ankle and eversion of foot
Soleus
Plantar flexion of ankle
Psoas major
Flexes thigh at the hip; flexes vertebral column
Biceps femoris
Extensor digitorum
Gastrocnemius
Gluteus maximus
Gluteus medius
Gracilis
Iliacus
Rectus femoris
Sartorius
Sartorius
Semimembranosus
Semimembranosus
Semitendinosus
Soleus
Soleus
Tibialis anterior
Vastus lateralis
Vastus medialis