Muscles Group 2 (Thigh)

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    • Biceps Femoris
    • Origin: ischial tuberosity
    • Insertion: head of fibula, lateral condyle of tibia
    • Action: flexes leg
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    • Semimembranosus
    • Origin: ischial tuberosity
    • Insertion: medial condyle of tibia
    • Action: flexes leg
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    • Semitendinousus
    • Origin: ischial tuberosity
    • Insertion: medial condyle of tibia
    • Action: flexes leg
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    • Sartorius
    • Origin: anterior superior iliac spine
    • Insertion: tibial tuberosity
    • Action: flexes femur and tibia
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    • Rectus Femoris
    • Origin: anterior inferior iliac spine
    • Insertion: tibial tuberosity
    • Action: extends tibia
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    • Vastus Lateralis
    • Origin: linea aspera
    • Insertion: tibial tuberosity
    • Action: extends leg
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    • Vastus Medialis
    • Origin: linea aspera
    • Insertion: tibial tuberosity
    • Action: extension of leg
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    • Vastus Intermedius
    • Origin:¬†proximal femur
    • Insertion: tibial tuberosity
    • Action: extends tibia
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    • Adductor Brevis
    • Origin: inferior ramus of pubis
    • Insertion: upper part of linea aspera
    • Action: adduction of femur
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    • Adductor Lungus
    • Origin: between pubic rami near symphysis
    • Insertion: linea aspera
    • Action: adducts femur
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    • Adductor Magnus
    • Origin: inferior ramus of pubis
    • Insertion: linea aspera
    • Action: adduction of femur
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    • Gracilis
    • Origin: inferior pubis near symphysis
    • Insertion: proximal tibia
    • Action: adducts tibia
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    • Tensor Fasciae Latae
    • Origin: iliac crest
    • Insertion: iliotibial tract
    • Action: stabilizes the knee
Author
madrat
ID
316757
Card Set
Muscles Group 2 (Thigh)
Description
Muscles Group 2 Origins, Insertions, and Actions for BI 231 PCC
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