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Encyclopedia > Extensor hallucis longus muscle

The extensor hallucis longus is a muscle in the human leg and foot. It straightens both the ankle and the big toe.

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Extensor hallucis longus muscle (684 words)
The Extensor hallucis longus is a thin muscle, situated between the Tibialis anterior and the Extensor digitorum longus that functions to extend the big toe, dorsiflex the foot, and assists with foot inversion.
Extensor ossis metatarsi hallucis, a small muscle, sometimes found as a slip from the Extensor hallucis longus, or from the Tibialis anterior, or from the Extensor digitorum longus, or as a distinct muscle; it traverses the same compartment of the transverse ligament with the Extensor hallucis longus.
dorsal - extensor digitorum brevis - extensor hallucis brevis
Muscle Associations : Ipsilateral association (943 words)
The descending reticular formation is mostly an ipsilateral system of double innervating to the organs and muscles: the lateral reticulo spinal tract reaches the preganglionic autonomic fibers and the medial reticulo spinal tract reaches the lower motor neurons (see Figure 1-7).
The tensor of the fascia lata arises from the outer lip of the crest of the ilium and the anterior superior iliac spine, and it follows the outer side of the thigh to become the ilio-tibial band that inserts on the external tuberosity of the tibia.
The main activity of these three muscles is to stabilize the hip joint in the standing position and to support the body when standing on one limb.
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