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Medical Term:

hamstring muscles

 

Definition: the muscles at the back of the thigh, comprising the long head of biceps, the semitendinosus, and the semimembranosus muscles; hamstring muscles ariose from ischial tuberosity, act across both hip and knee joints, and are innervated by the tibial nerve.

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