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gastrocnemius

[ga‚sträk′nē·mē·əs]
(anatomy)
A large muscle of the posterior aspect of the leg, arising by two heads from the posterior surfaces of the lateral and medial condyles of the femur, and inserted with the soleus muscle into the calcaneal tendon, and through this into the back of the calcaneus.
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Therefore, the HSPs have a tendency to appear in greater concentrations in the soleus than in the gastrocnemius muscles during the uphill exercise, in agreement with that observed in the present data.
Limited ankle dorsiflexion has been suggested as a predictor of future injury, (55) however, assessment of gastrocnemius muscle flexibility has the lowest value for reliability.
I presented two papers ('Imaging the Rex recessus vein preoperatively using wedged hepatic venous portography and the role of post-operative doppler ultrasound in Rex shunt surveillance'; and 'Imaging displacement and strain in the medial gastrocnemius muscle during ankle-joint motion using 2D cine DENSE MRI') and a poster ('Effectiveness of percutaneously placed self-expanding metal stents for palliation of malignant biliary obstruction') as part of the scientific sessions, and was generously supported by the Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA) towards the journey to Europe.
Legerlotz K, Smith HK & Hing WA (2010): Variation and reliability of ultrasonographic quantification of the architecture of the medial gastrocnemius muscle in young children.
Proximal Tibia Sarcoma: Limb-Sparing Resection, Prosthetic Reconstruction and Rotation of the Gastrocnemius Muscle.
A human gastrocnemius muscle biopsy specimen from a hospitalized case-patient was positive for nonencapsulated Trichinella spp.
Effective recovery of muscle ATP 1 h after contractions was due to reamination of IMP via the purine nucleotide cycle and was complete in the red gastrocnemius but incomplete in the white gastrocnemius muscle section.
This ensured that the gastrocnemius muscle was in a lengthened position initially, but participants were free to move throughout the night as desired.
Deep infection with Enterobacter species and an anterolateral wound dehiscence developed and were managed with repeat irrigation, debridement, and local gastrocnemius muscle flap coverage.
Animals were subjected to sham surgeries (Con) or functionally overloaded by bilateral synergist ablation of the gastrocnemius muscle for 3-days (OV).