vastus lateralis muscle


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Related to vastus lateralis muscle: Vastus intermedius muscle, Vastus medialis muscle

vas·tus lat·er·a·lis mus·cle

(vas'tŭs lat-ĕr-ā'lis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, lateral lip of linea aspera as far as great trochanter; insertion, tibial tuberosity by way of common tendon of quadriceps femoris and patellar ligament; action, extends leg; nerve supply, femoral.
Synonym(s): lateral vastus muscle.

vastus lateralis muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: lateral side of proximal femur. Insertion: common tendon of quadratus muscles, tibial tuberosity via patellar ligament. Nerve: femoral (L2-L4). Action: extends leg.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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Two electrodes were placed on the skin 2 to 3 cm above the superior aspect of the patella over the vastus medialis muscle and 30 cm above the patella over the vastus lateralis muscle.
2003) Electromyography activity of vastus lateralis muscle during whole-body vibrations of different frequencies.
Onset timing of electromyographic activity in the vastus medialis oblique and vastus lateralis muscles in subjects with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Gilleard W, McConnell J and Parsons D (1998): The effect of patellar taping on the onset of vastus medialis obliquus and vastus lateralis muscle activity in persons with patellofemoral pain.
Lipofuscin accumulation in the vastus lateralis muscle in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
observed upregualtion of IGF-1 ribonucleic acid (RNA) following two bouts of electrical stimulation of the vastus lateralis muscle in individuals with SCI [22].
Magnetic resonance imaging of the thigh (Figure 3) showed a lobulated lesion in the vastus lateralis muscle surrounded by edema.
Methods: The vastus lateralis muscle was studied in 14 non-COPD smokers ([FEV.
2008) Human genome comparison of paretic and nonparetic vastus lateralis muscle in patients with hemiparetic stroke.
Characteristics of myosin profile in human vastus lateralis muscle in relation to training background.
In human, one previous study examined the amino acids concentrations in the biopsied vastus lateralis muscle following taurine supplementation for one week (Galloway et al.