Psoas minor muscle
|Psoas minor muscle|
|Muscles of the iliac and anterior femoral regions. (Psoas minor visible near top right.)|
|Latin||m. psoas minor|
|Gray's||subject #127 467|
|Origin:||Side of T12+L1 and IV Disc between|
|Insertion:||Pectineal line and iliopectineal eminence|
|Action:||Weak trunk flexor|
It arises from the sides of the bodies of the twelfth thoracic and first lumbar vertebrae and from the intervertebral discs separating them. It ends in a long flat tendon which is inserted into the pectineal line and iliopectineal eminence, and, by its lateral border, into the iliac fascia.
- Patrick W., Tank (2005). Grant's Dissector (13th ed. ed.). Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 93. ISBN 0-7817-5484-4.
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