semimembranosus

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Related to Semimembranosus muscle: gastrocnemius muscle, sartorius muscle, Semitendinosus muscle, Biceps femoris muscle, gracilis muscle

semimembranosus

[¦sem·i‚mem·brə′nō·səs]
(anatomy)
One of the hamstring muscles, arising from the ischial tuber, and inserted into the tibia.
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To access this area, once, and if it is possible that the medial head of gastrocnemius can be pushed laterally, contact with popliteus would be restricted by overlying skin, subcutaneous tissue, the crural fascia, and the overlying dense aponeurosis of the semimembranosus muscle (Figures 4 and 5).
Only the MTJ and tendon of the distal semitendinosus muscle was involved, while in the semimembranosus muscle the tendon proximally, the belly of the middle section, and the MTJ and tendon of the distal section were described as sites of injury (Table 2).
There were no significant differences in protein, lipid and moisture content of both Longissimus muscle (LM) and Semimembranosus muscle due to SBO or WCS supplementation (Table 5).
Relationships between biochemical characteristics and meat quality of longissimusc thoracis and semimembranosus muscles in five porcine lines.