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rectus femoris [1 record]

Record 1 2012-02-16


Subject field(s)
  • Muscles and Tendons

Straight muscle of the thigh which extends the leg and assists flexion of thigh.


  • Muscles et tendons

Muscle aplati de la cuisse qui s'insère sur l'épine iliaque antéro-inférieure et sur la partie moyenne de la gouttière suscotyloïdienne. Action : extension de la jambe et flexion de la cuisse sur le bassin.

Key term(s)
  • muscle droit de la cuisse


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