biceps femoris muscle


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bi·ceps fe·mo·ris mus·cle

(bī'seps fem'ōr-is mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, long head (caput longum) from tuberosity of ischium, short head (caput breve) from lower half of lateral lip of linea aspera; insertion, head of fibula; action, flexes knee and rotates leg laterally; nerve supply, long head, tibial, short head, peroneal.
Synonym(s): musculus biceps femoris [TA] .

biceps femoris muscle

Leg muscle. Origin: ischial tuberosity, linea aspera and second supracondylar ridge of femur. Insertion: lateral condyle of tibia, head of fibula. Nerve: sciatic (L5-S2). Action: flexes leg, rotates leg laterally, extends thigh.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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The beef biceps femoris muscles of round part from three different carcasses were collected.
On the other hand, for the measurement of shear force, cooked biceps femoris muscles were cut, with fibers parallel to the long axis, and sheared at right angles to the fiber direction with razor blade (Cavit et al.
The results of these studies indicate that the biceps femoris muscle, more particularly the long head of biceps femoris, is most commonly injured.
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Briefly, the biceps femoris muscle samples were cut into cubes of 2 cm x 2 cm x 2.
Briefly, biceps femoris muscle (5 g each) was destroyed by dry ashing in a microwave ashing oven (Lilienthal, Bremen, Germany) for 12 h with a final temperature of 600[degrees]C.
Relative percentage of fatty acids in biceps femoris muscle was determined following our standardized method (Ba et al.
The surface EMG (Noraxon Telemyo 2400T V2, Scottsdale, AZ) was recorded from the rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, semitendinousus and biceps femoris muscles of the dominant leg.
Surface EMG was used to record the signals from the rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis muscles, semitendinousus and biceps femoris muscles in different conditions of WBV.