vastus lateralis (muscle)

(redirected from musculus vastus lateralis)

vas·tus la·te·ra·lis (mus·cle)

lateral head of quadriceps muscle of anterior (extensor) compartment of thigh; origin, lateral lip of linea aspera as far as great trochanter; insertion, tibial tuberosity by way of the common tendon of quadriceps femoris and patellar ligament; action, extends leg; nerve supply, femoral.
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The needle temperature sensor 3 cm long was put into the broad side of the thigh muscle (musculus Vastus lateralis), the middle-third from the side of the hip.