quadriceps femoris muscle

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quad·ri·ceps fem·o·ris mus·cle

(kwahd'ri-seps fem'ŏr-is mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, by four heads: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, and vastus medialis; insertion, patella, and thence by ligamentum patellae to tuberosity of tibia; action, extends leg; flexes thigh by action of rectus femoris; nerve supply, femoral.
Synonym(s): musculus quadriceps femoris [TA] , quadriceps muscle of thigh.
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Woodland LH, and Rulon SF, 1992, Parameters and comparisons of the quadricep sangle of college-aged men and women in the supine and standing positions.
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Vigorous quadriceps strengthening exercise was given.
In this study, we hypothesized that quadriceps muscle strength is diminished in knee OA and questioned whether this could be determined by biological markers, clinical variables, and radiological severity.
We report herein an extremely rare case of ankylosing spondylitis with atrophy in the quadriceps to the extent of causing pathological muscle rupture.
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