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Encyclopedia > Iliacus muscle
Iliacus muscle
The iliacus and nearby muscles
Right hip bone. Internal surface. (Iliac fossa visible at upper left.)
Latin musculus iliacus
Gray's subject #127 467
Origin: iliac fossa
Insertion: lesser trochanter of femur
Artery: medial femoral circumflex artery, Iliolumbar artery
Nerve: femoral nerve
Action: flexes and rotates laterally thigh
Antagonist: Gluteus maximus
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The Iliacus is a flat, triangular muscle, which fills the iliac fossa. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (408x612, 75 KB) Summary I created this image. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (485x700, 51 KB) Source Originally from en. ... The hip bone (or innominate bone) is a large, flattened, irregularly shaped bone, constricted in the center and expanded above and below. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... A typical adult human skeleton consists of the following 206 bones, though a small portion of the human population have an extra bone, occurring in the form of an extra rib. ... The internal surface of the ala is bounded above by the crest, below, by the arcuate line; in front and behind, by the anterior and posterior borders. ... A typical adult human skeleton consists of the following 206 bones, though a small portion of the human population have an extra bone, occurring in the form of an extra rib. ... The Lesser Trochanter (small trochanter) of the femur is a conical eminence, which varies in size in different subjects; it projects from the lower and back part of the base of the neck. ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the human body. ... Section of an artery For other uses, see Artery (disambiguation). ... The medial femoral circumflex artery (internal circumflex artery, medial circumflex femoral artery) is an artery in the upper thigh that helps supply blood to the neck of the femur. ... The iliolumbar artery, a branch of the posterior trunk of the hypogastric, turns upward behind the obturator nerve and the external iliac vessels, to the medial border of the Psoas major, behind which it divides into a lumbar and an iliac branch. ... List of human nerves External links List of nerves This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy certain standards for completeness. ... The Femoral Nerve supplies innervation the anterior portion of the leg. ... Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement. ... The term flex, when used by itself, can refer to: Flex Loader FLEX (operating system) Flex lexical analyser Flex machine Flex as colloquial for electrical cable or flexible electronics A flex point on a curve Flex (magazine) Macromedia Flex Flex is the name of a family of automatic test equipment... External rotation (or lateral rotation) is rotation away from the center of the body. ... Diagram of the human thigh bone In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee. ... An antagonist is a kind of muscle that acts in opposition to the movement generated by the agonist and is responsible for returning a limb to its initial position. ... The gluteus maximus is the largest and most superficial of the three gluteal muscles. ... Elseviers logo. ... The internal surface of the ala is bounded above by the crest, below, by the arcuate line; in front and behind, by the anterior and posterior borders. ...


It arises from the upper two-thirds of this fossa, and from the inner lip of the iliac crest; behind, from the anterior sacroiliac and the iliolumbar ligaments, and base of the sacrum; in front, it reaches as far as the anterior superior iliac spine and anterior inferior iliac spine, and the notch between them. Human male pelvis, viewed from front Human female pelvis, viewed from front The pelvis is the bony structure located at the base of the spine (properly known as the caudal end). ... The sacroiliac joint is the joint between the sacrum, at the base of the spine, and the ilium of the pelvis, which are joined by ligaments. ... The iliolumbar ligament is attached above to the lower and front part of the transverse process of the fifth lumbar vertebra. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... The anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) is an important landmark of surface anatomy. ... Below the Sartorius notch of the anterior border of the ala of the ilium is the anterior inferior iliac spine, which ends in the upper lip of the acetabulum; it gives attachment to the straight tendon of the Rectus femoris and to the iliofemoral ligament of the hip-joint. ...


The fibers converge to be inserted into the lateral side of the tendon of the Psoas major, which contributes to flexing the femur anteriorly onto the pelvis. Some of the iliacus fibers may reach the body of the femur, for about 2.5 cm. below and in front of the lesser trochanter. The psoas major is a muscle of the human abdomen. ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the human body. ... The Lesser Trochanter (small trochanter) of the femur is a conical eminence, which varies in size in different subjects; it projects from the lower and back part of the base of the neck. ...


The Iliacus is sometimes considered a part of the Iliopsoas group of hip flexor muscles. In human anatomy, the hip flexors or iliopsoas are a group of muscles passing through the pelvis that act to flex the hips and rotate the lower spine. ... The psoas, iliacus and nearby muscles Iliac colon, sigmoid or pelvic colon, and rectum seen from the front, after removal of pubic bones and bladder. ...


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IV. Myology. 8. The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Lower Extremity. a. The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Iliac ... (1005 words)
The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Iliac Region (Fig.
Muscles of the iliac and anterior femoral regions.
The portions investing the Iliacus (fascia iliaca; iliac fascia) is connected, laterally to the whole length of the inner lip of the iliac crest; and medially, to the linea terminalis of the lesser pelvis, where it is continuous with the periosteum.
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