Glossary of Medical Terms

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A compound muscle, consisting of the iliacus musculus and psoas major musculus. Origin, The transverse processes of L1-L5; insertion, lesser trochanter of the femur; action, flexes the thigh, laterally rotates and adducts thigh. Synonym: musculus iliopsoas.
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