lateral head

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lat·er·al head

[TA]
head of origin farthest from the midline. Terminologia Anatomica lists lateral heads (caput laterale ...) of the following: 1) triceps brachii [TA] (... musculi tricipitis brachii [TA]); 2) gastrocnemius [TA] (... musculi gastrocnemii [TA]); and 3) flexor hallucis brevis [TA] (...musculi flexoris hallucis brevis [TA]).
Synonym(s): caput laterale [TA]
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Gastrocnemius muscle has a fusiform and two heads called caput mediale and caput laterale. The broad medial head originates from the popliteal surface right above the medial condyle of femur.
Length of gastrocnemius muscle caput laterale (e): The vertical distance between the transverse axis passing along the initial point of the muscle and the transverse axis passing along the initial point of the calcaneal tendon.
Width of gastrocnemius muscle caput laterale (f): The largest transverse distance between the vertical axes passing along the lateral and medial sides of the muscle in the way that it will exist in the medial region of the muscle.
Thickness of gastrocnemius muscle caput laterale (g): The thickest sagittal distance between the transverse axes passing along the frontal and posterior surfaces of the muscle in the way that it will exist in the medial region of the muscle.
By removing the cutaneous and subcutaneous fat layer in the posterior region of the leg, the sural nerve, gastrocnemius muscle caput mediale and caput laterale, soleus muscle and calcaneal tendon in the posterior leg were made visible (Fig.
As the result of our study, we have not come across any morphometric studies regarding gastrocnemius muscle caput mediale and caput laterale, and soleus muscle in human fetuses.