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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Sartorius muscle afferents influence the amplitude and timing of flexor activity in walking decerebrate cats.