gluteus maximus

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gluteus maximus

[′glüd·ē·əs ′mak·sə·məs]
(anatomy)
The largest and most superficial muscle of the buttocks.
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The minimally-invasive group procedure was performed through a 6 to 8 cm posterior incision, starting at the posterior edge of the trochanter, approximately 2 cm from the top and extending proximally in the orientation of the gluteus maximus muscle.
Low back pain has been associated with changes in the hip extensor recruitment pattern and disturbed lumbo-pelvic rhythm, both to which the gluteus maximus muscle contributes (Leinonen et al.
The results showed that even though gluteus maximus muscle was active in the quadruped exercise, it did not give a strengthening effect in the healthy subjects as the EMG activity was less than 32% (Souza et al.
A digital computer controlled the timing of the onset of the electrical stimulation to the quadriceps, hamstring and gluteus maximus muscles.
Computer-controlled walking (Petrofsky, & Phillips, 1983; Petrofsky, Phillips and Hendershot, 1985; and Petrofsky & Smith, 1991) involved electrical stimulation of the hamstring, quadriceps and gluteus maximus muscles during walking in a modified Louisiana State University reciprocating gait orthosis.
Woods later claimed the delays caused by fog in California were mainly to blame for his problems as his gluteus maximus muscles seized up in his lower back.
triceps, abdominals, hamstrings, quadriceps, and gluteus maximus muscles increased by 20.