medial head

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me·di·al head

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the head of origin closest to the midline. Terminologia Anatomica lists medial head (caput mediale) 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 mediale [TA]
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Gastrocnemius muscle has a fusiform and two heads called caput mediale and caput laterale.
Length of gastrocnemius muscle caput mediale (b): The vertical distance between the transverse axis passing along the initial starting point of the muscle and the transverse axis passing along the initial point of the calcaneal tendon.
Width of gastrocnemius muscle caput mediale (c): 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 mediale (d): 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.
Soleus muscle and calcaneal tendon to one another (l/c+f: soleus muscle width / gastrocnemius muscle caput mediale width + gastrocnemius muscle caput laterale width).

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