tensor fasciae latae (muscle)
Definition: anterior muscle of gluteal region (abductor compartment of thigh); origin, anterior superior spine and adjacent lateral surface of the ilium; insertion, iliotibial band of fascia lata; action, tenses fascia lata; flexes, abducts and medially rotates thigh; nerve supply, superior gluteal.
Synonym(s): musculus tensor fasciae lataeTA, tensor (muscle) of fascia lata, musculus tensor fasciae femoris
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