Labeling Leg Muscles

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1. Review textbook sections on muscles that move the thigh, muscles that move the leg, and muscles that move the foot.

2. As a review activity, label figures 23.1, 23.2, 23 3, 23.4, 23.5, and 23.6.

3. Locate the following muscles in the torso and in the lower limb models. Also locate as many of them as possible in your own body.

muscles that move the thigh iliopsoas group psoas major iliacus psoas minor gluteus maximus gluteus medius gluteus minimus tensor fasciae latae pectineus adductor longus adductor magnus adductor brevis gracilis muscles that move the leg hamstring group biceps femoris semitendinosus semimembranosus sartorius quadriceps femoris group rectus femoris vastus lateralis vastus medialis vastus intermedius muscles that move the foot tibialis anterior peroneus tertius extensor digitorum longus gastrocnemius soleus flexor digitorum longus tibialis posterior peroneuslongus peroneus brevis

4. Demonstrate the action of each of these muscles in your own body.

5. Locate the origin and insertion of each of these muscles in the human skeleton.

6. Complete Parts A, B, and C of Laboratory Report 23.

Web Quest

Determine the origin, insertion, action, nerve innervation, and blood supply of all the major muscles.

Identify muscles and detailed explanations from an interactive site.

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Figure 23.1 Label the muscles of the anterior right hip and thigh.

Figure 23.1 Label the muscles of the anterior right hip and thigh.

Microscopic Anatomy Cardiac MuscleChameleon Labeled Body PartsMuscles Posterior Thigh Labeled
Figure 23.6 Label the muscles of the posterior right leg.
Blood Supply The Hip Labeled

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