vastus intermedius (muscle)

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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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Innervation branches and distribution of the femoral nerve in the quadriceps femoral muscle in brazilian individuals.
SUMMARY: The femoral nerve (FN) is described as originating from the lumbar plexus (L2, L3 and L4) and in its course it emits branches destined to each one of the quadriceps femoral muscle (QFm), which are originated in an isolated way or, from common trunks.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the nicotine chronical treatment associated with aerobic training about rectus Femoral Muscle (rFM).
The femoral muscle was cut off at the right thigh and rinsed with ice-cold saline, dried by blotting between two pieces of filter paper, weighed, and frozen in -75[degrees]C until being used for measurements.
Briefly, frozen samples of rat femoral muscle were homogenized in 300 [micro]L of RLT Buffer by Tissue Ruptor homogenizer (Qiagen).
``I had a little tear in the femoral muscle, it bled and later stiffened.
Limitations of the present study include that we arbitrarily selected the NEP of the adductor magnus muscle branch as an example, and we did not describe NEPs for the obturator and femoral muscle nerve branches of our two cadavers.
Some authors associate its contraction with the contraction of quadriceps femoral muscle (Didio et al., 1969; Rouviere; Testut & Latarjet) and that the length of the anterior muscle of the knee is altered in the extension and also in the flexion (Puig et al.), in order to keep itself in a suitable position during these movements (Rouviere; Testut & Latarjet; Kimura; Kendall & McCreary; Smith et al.).
The femoral muscles were collected following method described by Ademolu
The changes in concentrations of metabolites in the femoral muscles of adult males and adult females followed same patterns as described above for fat body and haemolymph (Table 3).
His thigh problem is centred around the femoral muscles that help the knee in bending.
Strong and enlarged femoral muscles of the hind legs make this impressive movement possible.