quadriceps femoris muscle

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quad·ri·ceps fem·o·ris mus·cle

(kwahd'ri-seps fem'ŏr-is mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, by four heads: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, and vastus medialis; insertion, patella, and thence by ligamentum patellae to tuberosity of tibia; action, extends leg; flexes thigh by action of rectus femoris; nerve supply, femoral.
Synonym(s): musculus quadriceps femoris [TA] , quadriceps muscle of thigh.
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The introduction of the quadriceps and its origin are linked to the patella, which is internal to both.
The quadriceps femoris (rectus femoris, vastus intermedius, vastus medialis, and vastus lateralis) and the hamstring (long head of biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus) of the left leg were manually segmented [Figure 1], avoiding muscle fasciae and large vessels.