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Muscles of the Leg (Human)

The thigh muscles are often collectively called the quadriceps, which consist of four separate muscles:  rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and the vastus intermedius.  On most diagrams, the rectus femoris is shown as the front muscle that runs parallel to the femur.   The word “rectus” means …

Cat Muscles – Sartorius, Gracilis, and Semitendinosus

The sartorius muscle is the longest muscle in the human body, extending from the hip to the inside of the thigh.  On the cat, this muscle is much more compact, and covers the thigh and knee joint as a superficial muscle.   It is shown on the photo …

Pectoralis Muscles of the Cat

This cat illustrates the three pectoralis muscles:  the pectoantebrachialis, the pectoralis major, and the pectoralis minor.    One way to find the pectoantebrachialis is to stretch the forelimbs of the cat which will reveal the bordering fascia.  This muscles goes straight across the chest and to the forelimbs. …

Pectoral Muscles

  Dissected cat shows the main muscles of the thoracic region:  the pectoantebrachialis, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor and the xiphihumeralis.

Muscles of the Chest

The pectoralis muscles are divided into three sections:  pectoantebrachialis, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor. The xiphihumeralis is named for its connection between the humerus and the xiphoid process of the sternum.