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Medical Term:

gluteus medius (muscle)


intermediate muscle of buttock; origin, ilium between anterior and posterior gluteal lines; insertion, lateral surface of greater trochanter; action, abducts and medially rotates thigh; nerve supply, superior gluteal.

Synonym(s): musculus gluteus mediusTA, mesogluteus

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