Critical Thinking Questions

b. They include the external oblique, internal oblique, transversus abdominis, and rectus abdominis.

9. Muscles of the pelvic outlet a. These muscles form the floor of the pelvic cavity and fill the space of the pubic arch.

b. They include the levator ani, coccygeus, superficial transversus perinei, bulbospongiosus, ischiocavernosus, and sphincter urethrae.

10. Muscles that move the thigh a. These muscles are attached to the femur and to some part of the pelvic girdle.

b. They include the psoas major, iliacus, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, tensor fasciae latae, pectineus, adductor longus, adductor magnus, and gracilis.

11. Muscles that move the leg a. These muscles connect the tibia or fibula to the femur or pelvic girdle.

b. They include the biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus, sartorius, and the quadriceps femoris group.

12. Muscles that move the foot a. These muscles attach the femur, tibia, and fibula to various bones of the foot.

b. They include the tibialis anterior, peroneus tertius, extensor digitorum longus, gastrocnemius, soleus, flexor digitorum longus, tibialis posterior, and peroneus longus.

c. Retinacula form sheaths for tendons passing to the foot.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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