rectus femoris muscle

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Related to rectus muscle of thigh: medial rectus muscle, lateral rectus muscle

rec·tus fe·mo·ris mus·cle

(rek'tŭs fem'ŏr-is mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, anterior inferior spine of ilium and upper margin of acetabulum; insertion, via common tendon of quadriceps femoris into patella, and via patellar ligament to tibial tuberosity.
Synonym(s): musculus rectus femoris [TA] , rectus muscle of thigh.

rectus femoris muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: anterior inferior iliac spine, upper edge of acetabulum. Insertion: tibial tuberosity (via the patellar ligament). Nerve: femoral (L2-L4). Action: extends leg, flexes thigh.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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