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buttocks

 [but´oks]
the two fleshy prominences formed by the gluteal muscles on the lower part of the back. Called also breech, clunes, and nates.

but·tocks

(bŭt'oks), [TA] This word is grammatically plural.
The prominence formed by the gluteal muscles of either side.
Synonym(s): nates [TA], clunes ☆ , breech

buttocks

A part of the back of the hip, which, in humans, forms one of the rounded protuberances on which a person sits; the rump.

Composition
Gluteus maximus and gluteus medius muscle covered by a variable layer of fat.

but·tocks

(bŭt'ŏks)
The two gluteal prominences.
Synonym(s): nates [TA] , breech, clunes.

Patient discussion about buttocks

Q. I get shooting pains in my buttocks and both upper legs

A. Sounds like radicular pain (pain originating from injury to the roots of the nerves in the spinal column). Is it aggravated by coughing, straining, standing or sitting? Is it relieved by lying down.

You may read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html

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