soleus muscle

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Related to musculus soleus: soleus muscle, musculus gastrocnemius

so·le·us mus·cle

(sō'lē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, posterior surface of head and upper third of shaft of fibula, oblique line and middle third of medial margin of tibia, and a tendinous arch passing between tibia and fibula over the popliteal vessels; insertion, with gastrocnemius by tendo calcaneus (tendo achillis) into tuberosity of calcaneus; action, plantar flexion of foot; nerve supply, tibial.
Synonym(s): musculus soleus [TA] .
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