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vastus intermedius (muscle)

 

Definition: central deep head of quadriceps muscle of anterior (extensor) compartment of thigh; origin, upper three fourths of anterior surface of shaft of femur; insertion, tibial tuberosity by way of common tendon of quadriceps femoris and patellar ligament; action, extends leg; nerve supply, femoral.

Synonym(s): musculus vastus intermediusTA, crureus, femoral muscle, intermediate great muscle, intermediate vastus (muscle)

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