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quadriceps

 [kwod´rĭ-seps]
having four heads; see table at muscle.

four-headed muscle

[TA]
having four heads; denoting a muscle of the thigh, quadriceps femoris muscle, and-uncommonly-one of the calf, quadriceps surae muscle, or the combined gastrocnemius (with two heads), soleus, and plantaris, more commonly called triceps surae muscle, the plantaris being counted as a separate muscle.
Synonym(s): quadriceps

quadriceps

/quad·ri·ceps/ (kwod´rĭ-seps) having four heads.

quadriceps

(kwŏd′rĭ-sĕps′)
n.
The large four-part extensor muscle at the front of the thigh.

quad′ri·cip′i·tal (-sĭp′ĭ-tl) adj.

quad·ri·ceps

, pl. quadricepses (kwahd'ri-seps, -ěz)
Having four heads; denoting a muscle of the thigh, quadriceps femoris muscle, and one of the calf, quadriceps surae muscle, or the combined gastrocnemius (with two heads), soleus, and plantaris, more commonly called triceps surae muscle, the plantaris being counted as a separate muscle.
[L. fr. quadri- + caput, head]

Quadriceps, hip flexors, hamstrings

Major muscles in the thigh area which affect knee mechanics.

quadriceps

having four heads; refers to quadriceps muscle. See also Table 13.

quadriceps reflex
see patellar reflex.
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Activity of the quadriceps femoris was calculated as the average responses of the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, and vastus medialis muscles, whereas the activity of the hamstrings was calculated as the average of the semitendinousus and biceps femoris muscles.
Some concern has been raised that afferent and efferent nerve fibers may also be inhibited resulting in muscular weakness--particularly of the quadriceps muscle.
Sonuc: Sagliki kadinlara gore osteoporotik kadinlarda postural denge onemli derecede bozulmustur ve dengeyi etkileyen en onemli faktor quadriceps kas gucudur.
Skin flaps are raised, exposing the entire width of the quadriceps tendon (Fig.
An example of this is jumping down from a box to cause the quadriceps to undergo a quick forceful stretch and then immediately jumping back onto the box.
The results showed that the hamstring muscles of the subjects have a strength that is about half the strength of the ipsilateral quadriceps femoris muscle in each of the groups.
Quad/Hamstring Imbalance: Women tend to rely more heavily on their quadriceps muscle group for primary knee strength and stability rather than create a balance between the quadriceps and hamstrings.
You not only work the same muscles sequentially, but also the pairs of opposing muscles (your quadriceps and hamstrings, for instance).
SIMM software was used to model subject specific parameters, while a static optimization routine (muscle stress cubed) was employed to estimate the individual quadriceps muscle forces.
For example, with a knee joint, the hamstrings, the muscle in the back of the leg, is much weaker than the quadriceps, the muscle in front.
An increase in muscle strength at the quadriceps level at 1 mg and a trend for an increase at 2 mg in patients with the most severe wasting (1 mg: p (equal sign) 0.
When a Dinoponera quadriceps alpha ant smears a chemical on a challenger, low ranked workers--probably the alpha's daughters--rush in and subdue the rival, report Thibaud Monnin of the Universite Pierre et Made Curie in Pads and his colleagues in the Sept.