iliacus muscle

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il·i·a·cus mus·cle

(il-ī'ă-kŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, iliac fossa; insertion, tendon of psoas, anterior surface of lesser trochanter, and capsule of hip joint; action, flexes thigh and rotates it medially; nerve supply, lumbar plexus.
Synonym(s): musculus iliacus [TA] , iliac muscle.

iliacus muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: iliac fossa. Insertion: lesser trochanter of femur, psoas major tendon. Nerve: femoral (L2-L3). Action: flexes thigh.
See also: muscle
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Active isotonic and isometric strengthening exercises were prescribed to strengthen the frontal abdominal muscles (musculus obliquus externus abdominis, musculus obliquus internus abdominis, musculus rectus abdominis), deep abdominal muscles (musculus psoas major, musculus psoas minor, musculus iliacus, musculus quadratum lumbarum), and back muscles (musculi dorsi, musculus erector spinae, musculi transverso-spinales, musculi inter-spinales, musculi intertransversarii).

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