Quadriceps femoris

What is Quadriceps femoris?

Quadriceps femoris meaning Muscle involved in moving the knee joint. Its main function is extending the leg and flexing the thigh.There are four heads of the Quadriceps femoris: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermediusOther muscles involved in moving the leg are:Biceps femorisGracilisPopliteusSartoriusSemimembranosusSemintendinosus

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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