Quadriceps muscle

Quadriceps muscle. The large thigh muscle that comes down from the femur and over the patella, and then anchors into the top of the tibia. Its function is to straighten the leg.

Source: NIAMS (NIH)1

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Quadriceps Muscle: The quadriceps femoris. A collective name of the four-headed skeletal muscle of the thigh, comprised of the rectus femoris, vastus intermedius, vastus lateralis, and vastus medialis.2

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  1. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Knee_Problems/ default.asp
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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