sartorius muscle


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sar·to·ri·us mus·cle

(sahr-tōr'ē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, anterior superior spine of ilium; insertion, medial border of tuberosity of tibia; action, flexes thigh and leg, rotates leg medially and thigh laterally; nerve supply, femoral.
Synonym(s): musculus sartorius [TA] .

sartorius muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: anterior superior iliac spine. Insertion: medial side of proximal tibia. Nerve: femoral (L2-L3). Action: flexes thigh and leg, laterally rotates thigh.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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Weakness of the iliacus, quadriceps and sartorius muscles as well as the decreased patellar reflex supported this differential diagnosis.
Muscle Morphology Gracilis muscle (GM)--Located in the medial compartment of the thigh, maintaining the same width from the origin point until its union with the sartorius muscle.
Sartorius muscle (SM)--A plain muscle, flat shaped, that crosses the thigh anterior and medial.
Morphologic and Morphometric study in sartorius muscle in Leontopithecus, adults human and fetuses.
However, activation of flexor muscles during walking in decerebrate cats has been associated with afferents drive from the sartorius muscle [30-31].
Such behaviors support the role of knee and hip proprioceptors, especially the biarticular sartorius muscle afferents, in the initiation of extensor spasms in human SCI.