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glu·te·us max·i·mus (mus·cle)

[TA]
superficial muscle of buttock; origin, ilium behind posterior gluteal line, posterior surface of sacrum and coccyx, and sacrotuberous ligament; insertion, iliotibial band of fascia lata (superficial three quarters) and gluteal ridge (deep inferior one quarter) of femur; action, extends thigh, especially from the flexed position, as in climbing stairs or rising from a sitting position; nerve supply, inferior gluteal.
Synonym(s): musculus gluteus maximus [TA]

gluteus

(glo͞o′tē-əs, glo͞o-tē′-)
n. pl. glutei (glo͞o′tē-ī′, glo͞o-tē′ī′)
Any of the three large muscles of each buttock, especially the gluteus maximus, that extend, abduct, and rotate the thigh.

glu′te·al adj.

gluteus

[glo̅o̅tē′əs]
any of the three muscles that form the buttocks: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. The gluteus maximus is a large muscle with an origin in the ilium, the sacrum, and the sacrotuberous ligament and an insertion in the gluteal tuberosity of the femur and the fascia lata. It acts to extend the thigh. The gluteus medius originates between the anterior and posterior gluteal lines of the ilium and inserts in the greater trochanter of the femur. It acts to abduct and medially rotate the thigh. The gluteus minimus originates between the inferior and anterior gluteal lines of the ilium and inserts in the greater trochanter of the femur. It acts to abduct the thigh.
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Our study showed that mild fatty infiltration mainly occurred in the posterior compartment of thigh and gluteus muscles in MADD patients, while edema was rarely seen.
As the principal function of gluteus medius is abduction, the activation in hip abductors was observed.
Spontaneous Muscle * IA Fib PSW Fasc HF Tibialis Anterior N 2-3+ 2-3+ None None Gastrocnemius (medial) N 2-3+ 2-3+ None None Vastus Lateralis N None None None None Gluteus (medial) N 2-3+ 2-3+ None None L5 PSP N 1+ 1+ None None S1 PSP N 1+ 1+ None None Motor Unit Action Potential Muscle * Amplitude Duration PPP Recruitment Pattern Tibialis Anterior -- -- -- -- Gastrocnemius (medial) -- -- -- -- Vastus Lateralis N N N N Gluteus (medial) -- -- -- -- L5 PSP -- -- -- -- S1 PSP -- -- -- -- * All right side.
Caption: FIGURE 3: Intraoperative image showing the urgent fasciotomy and the decompression of the three gluteal compartments (tensor fascia lata, gluteus minimus and medius, and the gluteus maximus) with distal extension through the left tight.
The isometric hip abduction strength test was carried out on the participant's dominant gluteus medius muscle (corresponding to the trail leg in the golf address position) with a MicroFET handheld Dynamometer (Hogan Industries, Draper, UT) by the researcher.
Expression of the third trochanter may be affected by mechanical stress exerted by the gluteus maximus; this muscle functions to decrease limb speed during the late swing and heel strike phases of locomotion.
As variaveis foram mensuradas, antes e apos o programa de treinamento com redea Pessoa, consistindo das avaliacoes biometricas sobre os musculos, Longissimus Dorsi, Gluteus Medius, Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus e Musculus Multifidus (Figura 2).
In our case, it was intermuscular, located between the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius.
The SGA gives off a deep branch to the gluteus medius muscle and then runs through the gluteus maximus muscle, ending in cutaneous arteries located mainly in the superolateral gluteal region.
The amplitudes of Gluteus Maximus muscle are 43, 42 and 45 for the left leg and in right leg is 44, 27 and 26 for all three cases respectively.
He was involved in the games against Brentford and Swindon but not any others, for different reasons; he pulled a muscle in his gluteus that prevented him from being involved for two weeks and he's been complaining of pain in the foot.
According to the Huffington Post, she wrote in a post on her Facebook page 'global warming my gluteus maximus'.