Iliopsoas

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Iliopsoas
Anterior hip muscles. (Psoas minor not pictured.)
Latin musculus iliopsoas
Gray's subject #127 467
Origin iliac fossa, spine
Insertion    lesser trochanter of femur
Artery: medial femoral circumflex artery, iliolumbar artery
Nerve: femoral nerve, L1, L2
Action: flexion of hip
Antagonist: Gluteus maximus, posterior compartment of thigh
Dorlands
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m_22/12549330

The term Iliopsoas refers to the combination of three muscles:

These muscles are distinct in the abdomen, but in the thigh, they are usually indistinguishable, and so in that context, they are usually given a common name.

See also

External links

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