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Topic: Leg (anatomy)

  IV. Myology. 8c. The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Leg. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
It arises from the lateral condyle and upper half or two-thirds of the lateral surface of the body of the tibia; from the adjoining part of the interosseous membrane; from the deep surface of the fascia; and from the intermuscular septum between it and the Extensor digitorum longus.
It ends in a long tendon, which runs behind the lateral malleolus, in a groove common to it and the tendon of the Peronæus brevis, behind which it lies; the groove is converted into a canal by the superior peroneal retinaculum, and the tendons in it are contained in a common mucous sheath.
This is especially the case in standing upon one leg, when the tendency of the superincumbent weight is to throw the leg medialward; the Peronæus longus overcomes this tendency by drawing on the lateral side of the leg.
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 Oricom Technologies Animal Anatomy
Clearly, the long lower leg sections, the leverage afforded by the powerful tendons, the low degree of weight in the legs, and the huge muscles located in the upper legs and torso all contribute to the speed and power of the horse.
Because the upper leg sections are relatively short, the major muscle groups (and weight) are all located close in to the body, improving the angular acceleration of the legs for speed, while the elongation of the lower leg segments greatly increases the stride.
All legs, be they front or back, have a joint which bends like a knee [rear knee, front pastern, human wrist] and another which bends like an elbow [rear hock, rear ankle, front elbow]; the net effect is the legs more or less "scissor" up and down in multiple segments.
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 Oricom Technologies Comparative Leg Anatomy
Animals lower on the tree of life have legs with an overall form which is analogous to higher animals, but the final shapes, leg attachment schemes, and means of locomotion are very different.
The lower leg twist is necessary because the front leg overall rotates so as to point "backwards", in which case an "untwisted" leg would have the foot pads pointing to the sky - clearly not very convenient.
Higher up in the chain of life, leg attachments have re-oriented so the legs are located vertically beneath the body; this allows the animal to stand upright with little expenditure of energy, and also greatly increases its power and stride.
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 AllRefer.com - leg (Anatomy And Physiology) - Encyclopedia
leg, one of the paired limbs of an animal used for support of the body and for locomotion.
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.
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 The Anatomy of Birds
Birds are different to most mammals in a number of immediately obvious ways, they walk on two legs and have two wings, they have feathers instead of hair and a beak instead of jaws with teeth.
The leg does not start to extend out from the body until after the knee joint which is never seen.
The fundamental bones of a bird's leg are the femur, fibula,tibiotarsuss and tarsometatarsus.
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 Horse Anatomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Connection between the joints of the leg and leg.
Connects with the pelvis at the hip joint and with the hind leg at the stifle joint.
Tibia is the larger of the two bones from the stifle to the hock, fibula is the smaller bone that extends half the length of the tibia and sits parallel to it.
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 Anatomy Tables - Leg
the tibia is the weight-bearing bone of the leg
superficial fibular br.: muscles of lateral compartment of leg (fibularis longus and brevis mm.); deep fibular br.: mm.
of anterior compartment of leg (tibialis anterior, extensor hallucis longus, extensor digitorum longus, fibularis tertius); mm.
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 Foot Trainer - Foot and Leg Anatomy
To better understand foot and leg muscle/tendon injuries, it is important to appreciate the basic elements that enable your body parts to move.
To ensure your body moves smoothly with a minimum of friction, muscles are enveloped in a slippery skin like tissue called fascia.
Extensor foot muscles allow your toes and feet to extend up and generally run from the top of the toes and feet and up the front or outside of the legs.
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 Hoof and Leg Anatomy and Conformation
In this section you will find the most comprehensive and complete collection of hoof and leg diagrams and cross-sections available on the Web, as well as a section on Equine Suspensory Apparatus Dysfunction.
A gallery of diagrams and cross-sections from the "Illustrated Atlas of Equine Anatomy and Common Disorders of the Horse."
A gallery of photos and diagrams of hoof structure, conformations and conditions, courtesy of Rusty Freeman.
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 Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body - The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Leg - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Definition: (noun) a state or condition that is contrary to one of well-being.
The Popliteus is a thin, flat, triangular muscle, which forms the lower part of the floor of the popliteal fossa.
It begins above by two pointed processes, separated by an angular interval through which the anterior tibial vessels pass forward to the front of the leg.
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 Leg skeletal anatomy
The lower leg is comprised of two bones, the tibia and the smaller fibula.
The thigh bone, or femur, is the large upper leg bone that connects the lower leg bones (knee joint) to the pelvic bone (hip joint).
The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.
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 Instant Anatomy - Site Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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 K-3 Human Body Theme at EnchantedLearning.com
Label the head, face, shoulder, neck, chest, leg, foot, finger, hand, arm, groin, knee, ankle, and toe in Hebrew.
Label the parts of the leg in French.
Label the parts of the leg in German.
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 Human anatomy Article, Humananatomy Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Human anatomy or anthropotomy is a special field within anatomy.
It studies organs and organ systems of the human body, leaving the study of tissues to histology and cells to cytology.
See History of anatomy for a history of anatomy, includinghuman anatomy.
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 Anatomy of the Lower Leg - Medical Illustration
Anatomy of the Lower Leg and Foot - exh5244
Anatomy of the Left Lower Leg - exh5243b
Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle - exh51771b
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 3D ma leg anatomy anatomical
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Anatomically accurate bones, arteries and veins of human leg and foot.
Scene does not require mapping and is ready for rendering.
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 Michael Hensley - Artistic Anatomy, The Human Leg, Anatomical Plate I
Michael Hensley - Artistic Anatomy, The Human Leg, Anatomical Plate I
artistic anatomy leg, anatomy upper leg, anatomy lower leg, anatomy human leg, muscles of the leg, anatomical drawing, human anatomy,
human muscles of the leg, surface anatomy, anterior view, posterior view, anatomical study, anatomical studies, the muscles, anatomy for artist's, art anatomy
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 Human Anatomy | Human Anatomy Pictures & Medical Software
The Human Anatomy software is unsurpassed in conveying complex anatomical and pathological information.
All structures and musculature are modeled and labeled including nerves, deep and superficial muscles, blood supply, skeletal structures and unique features for each individual body part (i.e.
Our Medical Software provides human anatomy pictures in 3D and allows you to create quizzes and tests, watch bio-mechanical and real-life demonstrations of procedures, and fully rotate, magnify and examine every part of the human anatomy.
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 Hoof & Leg Anatomy, Conformation & Function   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
hoof and leg diagrams and cross-sections available on the Web, as well as a
cross-sections from the "Illustrated Atlas of Equine Anatomy and Common
with dozens of radiographs clearly showing various hoof and leg conditions.
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 Find in a Library: The functional anatomy of the leg of the Northern pintail (Anas acuta
Find in a Library: The functional anatomy of the leg of the Northern pintail (Anas acuta
The functional anatomy of the leg of the Northern pintail (Anas acuta
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 biology - Leg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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In zoological anatomy, a leg is any one of the parts of an animal's body that (in most legged species and at most times) separate the rest of the body from the ground, and are used for locomotion.
Legs are most common in one of the even-numbered quantities of 2 or 4 (in vertebrates), or 6, 8, or 12 (in arthropods); the legs of centipedes and millipedes are much more numerous (but seldom exactly a hundred or a thousand as their names might suggest).
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 Healthopedia.com - Leg - General Anatomy Pictures & Images
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