gluteus medius

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gluteus medius

[′glüd·ē·əs ′mēd·ē·əs]
(anatomy)
The muscle of the buttocks lying between the gluteus maximus and gluteus minimus.
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The rectus femoris and gluteus medius muscles are then retracted to expose the anterior hip capsule.
Electromyography has shown that the gluteus medius muscle (GM), and to some extent the tensor fascia, are active during the stance phase of running, corresponding to a hip abduction moment (Mann et al.
CT of the abdomen and pelvis showed the bilateral posterior iliac osseous excrescences to involve the origin of the gluteus medius muscles (Figure 1b).