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Medical Term:

sartorius (muscle)


superficial anterior thigh muscle; origin, anterior superior spine of ilium; insertion, medial border of tuberosity of tibia; action, flexes thigh and leg, rotates leg medially and thigh laterally; nerve supply, femoral.

Synonym(s): musculus sartoriusTA, tailor's muscle

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