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Laboratory 11.  Muscles of the Lower Extremities


During this laboratory you will spend time studying the muscles of the lower extremities.  By the end of this laboratory you should be able to describe and demonstrate the action of each muscle in addition to locating its' origin and insertion.

As always, your photographic atlas, textbook, and the websites listed below are excellent resources to help you study this material.  

Key Words: 

(You should be able to define or explain these terms.)
Iliopsoas Psoas major Iliacus
Gluteus maximus Gluteus medius Gluteus minimus
Tensor fasciae latae Iliotibial band Femoral Adductors
Adductor brevis  Adductor longus Adductor magnus
Pectineus Gracilis Anterior Leg Extensors
Rectus femoris Vastus lateralis Vastus medialis
Vastus intermedius Sartorius Posterior Leg Flexors
Biceps femoris Semitendinosus Semimembranosus
Anterior Dorsiflexors Tibialis anterior Extensor digitorum longus
Posterior Plantar Flexors Gastrocnemius Soleus
Flexor digitorum longus Foot Invertor Tibialis posterior
Foot Evertor Peroneus longus

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