vastus intermedius muscle

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vas·tus in·ter·me·di·us mus·cle

(vas'tŭs in'tĕr-mē'dē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, upper three quarters of anterior surface of shaft of femur; insertion, tibial tuberosity by way of common tendon of quadriceps femoris and patellar ligament; action, extends leg; nerve supply, femoral.
Synonym(s): intermediate vastus muscle.

vastus intermedius muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: anterior and lateral sides of proximal femur. Insertion: common tendon of quadratus muscles, tibial tuberosity via patellar ligament. Nerve: femoral (L2-L4). Action: extends leg.
See also: muscle