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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 …