vastus medialis muscle

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vas·tus me·di·a·lis mus·cle

(vas'tŭs mē-dē-ā'lis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, medial lip of linea aspera; insertion, tibial tuberosity by way of common tendon of quadriceps femoris and ligamentum patellae; action, extends leg; nerve supply, femoral.
Synonym(s): medial vastus muscle.
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vastus medialis muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: medial side of femur Insertion: common tendon of quadratus muscles, tibial tuberosity via patellar ligament. Nerve: femoral (L2-L4). Action: extends leg.
See also: muscle
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