vas·tus in·ter·me·di·us (mus·cle)

central deep head of quadriceps muscle of anterior (extensor) compartment of thigh; origin, upper three fourths 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.
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The liver and crureus were isolated and stored in liquid nitrogen before being analyzed for gene expression and enzyme activities.
Table 3 shows that the activities of ACC in the liver and the crureus were highest (p<0.05) in the 12:1 group.
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