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  Human leg Summary
In common usage, a human leg is the lower limb of the body, extending from the hip to the ankle, and including the thigh, the knee, and the cnemis.
In human anatomical terms, the leg is the part of the lower limb that lies between the knee and the ankle.
Legs are often used for standing, walking, jumping, running, and similar activities, and are a significant portion of a person's mass.
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  Human Leg
In common usage, a human leg is the lower limb of the body, extending from the hip to the ankle, and including the thigh, the knee, and the cnemis.
In human anatomical terms, the '''leg''' is the part of the lower limb that lies between the knee and the ankle.
Legs are used for standing, walking, jumping, running, and similar activities, and are a significant portion of a person's mass.
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  IX. Neurology. 6e. The Sacral and Coccygeal Nerves. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
The branches to the back of the thigh and leg consist of numerous filaments derived from both sides of the nerve, and distributed to the skin covering the back and medial side of the thigh, the popliteal fossa, and the upper part of the back of the leg (Fig.
In the leg it is covered in the upper part of its course by the muscles of the calf; lower down by the skin, the superficial and deep fasciæ.
In the leg, the deep peroneal nerve supplies muscular branches to the Tibialis anterior, Extensor digitorum longus, Peronæus tertius, and Extensor hallucis prop ius, and an articular branch to the ankle-joint.
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 Human leg - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In common usage, a human leg is the lower limb of the body, extending from the hip to the ankle, and including the thigh, the knee, and the cnemis.
In human anatomical terms, the leg is the part of the lower limb that lies between the knee and the ankle.
Legs are often used for standing, walking, jumping, running, kicking, and similar activities, and are a significant portion of a person's mass.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Lower_limb   (351 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Leg
A leg is the part of an animal's body that supports the rest of the animal above the ground and is used for locomotion.
The end of the leg furthest from the animal's body is often either modified or attached to another structure that is modified to disperse the animal's weight on the ground (see foot).
In bipedal vertebrate animals, the two lower limbs are usually referred to as the 'legs' and the two upper limbs as the 'arms' or 'wings' as the case may be.
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 Search Results for "Human leg"
The portion of the human leg between the hip and the knee.
Properly, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between the foot and the thigh....
The inner and larger of the two bones of the lower human leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
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 Leg @ iCookClub.com
In general, a leg is any of the parts of an animal's body that support the rest of the body above the ground, and are used for locomotion.
In most quadrupeds and bipeds, legs consist of two main parts, attached to the body at one end, and to the foot at the other, and jointed at the knee.
Although some quadrupeds such as horses appear to have reverse-bending knees on their back legs, the apparent backwards-bending knee is actually the equivalent of an ankle joint, with the entire lower leg being part of the "foot", and the apparent ankle being the equivalent of a finger joint.
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 Africans in America/Part 1/The Middle Passage
The first leg of the voyage carried a cargo that often included iron, cloth, brandy, firearms, and gunpowder.
Their "living quarters" was often a deck within the ship that had less than five feet of headroom -- and throughout a large portion of the deck, sleeping shelves cut this limited amount of headroom in half.4 Lack of standing headroom was the least of the slaves' problems, though.
From the captain's point of view, his human cargo was extremely valuable and had to be kept alive and, if possible, uninjured.
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 African [Banjul] Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, adopted June 27, 1981, OAU Doc. CAB/LEG/67/3 rev. 5, 21 I.L.M. ...
Conscious of their duty to achieve the total liberation of Africa, the peoples of which are still struggling for their dignity and genuine independence, and undertaking to eliminate colonialism, neo-colonialism, apartheid, zionism and to dismantle aggressive foreign military bases and all forms of discrimination, particularly those based on race, ethnic group, color, sex.
Every human being shall be entitled to respect for his life and the integrity of his person.
An African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, hereinafter called "the Commission", shall be established within the Organization of African Unity to promote human and peoples' rights and ensure their protection in Africa.
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 for Fed Leg   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Subject only to paperwork requirements, this bill would allow biotech labs to clone countless human embryos and then kill them for their parts, or sacrifice them like lab rats in experimentation.
It is the biotech industry's attempt to block the only bill that would really ban all human cloning, the Brownback-Landrieu bill (S. which has already passed the House of Representatives and which President Bush strongly supports.
In his April 10 speech on human cloning, President Bush condemned exactly the approach taken in the Specter bill.
www.nrlc.org /killing_embryos/release043002.html   (444 words)

  
 USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts
The Qur'an is one leg of two which form the basis of Islam.
The second leg is the Sunnah of the Prophet (saas).
It is an obligation - and blessing - for all who hear of the Qur'an and Islam to investigate it and evaluate it for themselves.
www.usc.edu /dept/MSA/quran   (487 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
In human anatomical terms, the leg is the part of the lower limb
The leg from the knee to the ankle is called the cnemis (nee'mis) or crus
Legs are often used for standing, walking, jumping, running, kicking, and similar activities, and are a significant portion of a person's mass.
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 IOL: Human leg falls from SAA plane in New York
Police said a Long Island resident living about nine kilometres from the airport called to report that a leg with a shoe on the foot had hit the roof of a garage and bounced into the back yard, where it was lying in the grass.
South African Airways issued a statement saying it had "a stowaway situation where remains of a human body were discovered in the wheel-well of an SAA aircraft bound for New York out of Dakar, Senegal last night".
The severed leg with a part of the man's torso fell onto the home of Pam Hearne, who said she heard "a loud crash" and thought at first that her neighbour was loading a van.
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 Mechanics and energetics of swinging the human leg -- Doke et al. 208 (3): 439 -- Journal of Experimental Biology
Subjects performed leg swinging while attached to a rigid frame, with weight supported by both arms and one leg.
Mechanics of leg swinging as a function of frequency f, in terms of torque, work, and force/time, were modeled reasonably well by a forced pendulum (Equations 9, 10, 11).
Data fits were performed using dimensionless variables (right-hand axis) with body mass, gravitational constant, and leg length serving as base units; conventional units are shown (left-hand axis) for convenience.
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 Human Leg Door Knocker: anvilfire iForge Demo
The human leg door knocker is an intresting project on several counts.
I suspect the leg is forged and finished in about 5 minutes since he does it in one heat.
Depending on your skill and time with a file it could be a sexy womans leg (hose and garters) or a hairy ogres leg.
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 Reflex influences on muscle spindle activity in relaxed human leg muscles -- Gandevia et al. 56 (1): 159 -- Journal of ...
Reflex influences on muscle spindle activity in relaxed human leg muscles -- Gandevia et al.
Reflex influences on muscle spindle activity in relaxed human leg muscles
human muscles, it is possible that these inputs from the foot could
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 leg. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Properly, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between the foot and the thigh.
The upper end of the femur, which is the longest bone in the body, forms a ball and socket joint where it meets the hipbone.
In quadrupeds, both the hind and fore limbs are referred to as legs.
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 Mechanics and energetics of swinging the human leg -- Doke et al. 208 (3): 439 -- Journal of Experimental Biology
Mechanics and energetics of swinging the human leg -- Doke et al.
for isolated swinging of a leg at faster than its natural frequency.
leg at frequencies 0.5-1.1 Hz and fixed amplitude.
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 Foot & leg massagers,warmth/massage,lower body health from Foot Care Health
Human Touch Ottoman 2.0 Foot and Calf Massager camel
This portable ottoman with the blissful "Human Touch" foot and calf kneading massage feature, provides a massage that feels amazingly like that given by a personal masseuse.
Human Touch Ottoman 2.0 Foot and Calf Massager charcoal
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 Leg washes up on Columbia | KATU - Portland, Oregon | Local & Regional
VANCOUVER, Wash. - A human leg was found along the Columbia River on Thursday, the third time human remains have shown up along the river in less than a week.
According to Lt. Jason Gates with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, the leg was found about a 1/2 mile east of the Interstate 205 bridge on the Washington side.
On Wednesday, a woman found a severed human arm while walking her dog near Wintler Community Park, also on the Washington side.
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 Preview: What do a shark fin and a human leg have in common
Now, in the advanced online issue of Nature, scientists show that, although originating from different cell types, human limbs and median fins share a common developmental mechanism.
These results support the idea that it was from median fins that all fins and limbs evolved, a hypothesis that has been around since the 19 century, but, until now, has never been proved.
Harvard Medical School researchers have successfully synthesized a DNA-based memory loop in yeast cells, findings that mark a significant step forward in the emerging field of synthetic biology.
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 Human leg - Definition, explanation
In human anatomy, the leg refers, strictly speaking, only the part of the lower limb that lies between the knee and the foot.
Bones of the leg (from hip joint to ankle joint):
of any type of equipment or transportation using human muscles, usually leg muscles with cranks and chains.
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 What do a shark fin and a human leg have in common?
To further confirm this hypothesis, Freitas, G Zhang and Cohn decided to study lampreys, which developed into an independent lineage before the appearance of the first modern fish (and so before the appearance of paired fins).
Again, they found that lamprey’s median fin used the same developmental program as catshark’s median fins or human limbs.
Furthermore, the fact that lampreys – one of the most primitive of living vertebrates- already use this fin’s developmental mechanism raises the possibility that this genetic program might have developed even before vertebrates.
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Police are looking into human remains found after workers renovating a Chico home uncovered human leg bones in a basement ash receptacle.
Chico Police said the bones were found Thursday at the house across the street from Bidwell Park.
Investigators turned over the remains to a Chico State anthropology professor, who determined Friday that the bones were human and were likely several decades old.
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 Dog Drags Human Leg From Abandoned Factory - News Story - WEWS Cleveland
DETROIT -- A stray dog was found with a human leg in its mouth on Detroit's east side Tuesday afternoon.
Neighbors said the dog was carrying a leg with the thigh attached to it, the station reported.
The victim's aunt, Juanita Stafford, said that police told her on Tuesday that they were not certain that the body part belonged to her niece.
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 Human Dog Laboratory - Video Podcast
Included are a few works from outside creators that appeared here, as well as a few notable reposts of earlier Human Dog work.
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Tags: humandog, human, dog, kasey, cat, weagel, family, dinner, service, chris, dave, thanksgiving, videoblog, podcast, definded
www.human-dog.com /lab   (360 words)

  
 What do a shark fin and a human leg have in common? - Everything Science
These results support the idea that it was from median fins that all fins and limbs evolved, a hypothesis that has been around since the 19 century, but, until now, has never been proved.
Furthermore, the fact that lampreys — one of the most primitive of living vertebrates- already use this fin’s developmental mechanism raises the possibility that this genetic program might have developed even before vertebrates.
Fractured Leg Bone Not The End Of Tutankhamen Mystery
www.everything-science.com /content/view/213/98   (692 words)

  
 Human Leg Muscle
Thus ipsilateral proprioceptivesignals from the leg are insufficient to determine the musclecoordination...
The muscle peroneus longus (also known as fibularis longus) is a superficial muscle in the human leg, and acts to...
the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankleshin...
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 The "Hoax" That Wasn't: The July 23 Qana Ambulance Attack: Claims of a Hoax
Ahmad Fawaz lost his leg in the ambulance strike, while his mother was partially paralyzed, and remains bedridden because of nerve damage to her leg.
Jamila Fawaz, 80, sustained injuries to her leg as a result of an Israeli strike on the Qana ambulances, and has been bedridden since.
A missile could not have sheared off the leg of the man inside the ambulance because the gurney inside the pictured ambulance is undamaged and there is no blood on its floor.
www.hrw.org /backgrounder/mena/qana1206/2.htm   (857 words)

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