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Related to sartorius muscles: gracilis muscles, gastrocnemius muscles

sar·to·ri·us (mus·cle)

[TA]
superficial anterior thigh muscle; origin, anterior superior spine of ilium; insertion, medial border of tuberosity of tibia; action, flexes thigh and leg, rotates leg medially and thigh laterally; nerve supply, femoral.

sartorius

(sär-tôr′ē-əs)
n. pl. sar·torii (-tôr′ē-ī)
A flat narrow thigh muscle, the longest of the human anatomy, crossing the front of the thigh obliquely from the hip to the inner side of the tibia.

sartorius

A long, narrow, flat, strap-like muscle that crosses the front of the thigh obliquely from the hip to the inner side of the top of the main lower leg bone (tibia). From the Latin sartor , a tailor-a reference to the historic cross-legged sitting posture of the tailor, which the muscle assists in adopting.
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The sartorius muscle also showed decreased resistance force (4/5).
The posterior members were dissected till the gracilis and sartorius muscles level, when were executed the morphometry, obtaining the cross section area and the histological analysis of the macroscopic between the gracilis muscle and the sartorius muscle.
The morphological and morphometric analysis allow us suggest descriptive parameters for these muscles the histological analysis allow us conclude the gracilis muscle and sartorius muscle fibers are not linked, but kept together by a conjunctive tissue, thus, being inserted into the medial side of the tibia.