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plantaris

[plan′tar·əs]
(anatomy)
A small muscle of the calf of the leg; origin is the lateral condyle of the femur, and insertion is the calcaneus; flexes the knee joint.
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The plantaris muscle with two heads of origin, noted in three limbs, two of which belonged to same male cadaver and the third one in the right limb of another male cadaver, were studied in detail and photographed.
Takeda, "mRNA expression of fibroblast growth factors and hepatocyte growth factor in rat plantaris muscle following denervation and compensatory overload," Pflugers Archiv, vol.
These findings are in agreement with previous reports in which the use of apocynin has beneficial and protective effects on the diaphragm during prolonged mechanical ventilation (McCiung et al., 2009), in plantaris muscle after myocardial infarction (Bechara et al., 2014) by reducing ROS, and also prevented force loss of dystrophic muscle and reduced membrane damage (Ismail et al., 2014).
L-NAME treatment decreased the expression of cytochrome C protein in the plantaris muscle (-18%, P < 0.05), but not in the soleus muscle (Figure 2a).
He played that week and, despite the diagnosis of a ruptured plantaris muscle, managed second place in The Open at St Andrews two weeks later.
Westwood finally had to opt for a period of recovery after pulling out of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in early August due to the ruptured plantaris muscle in his right calf.
The world number three hinted his participation in the October battle with the United States at Newport's Celtic Manor could be in jeopardy due to the ruptured plantaris muscle in his right calf.
Lee Westwood, who like Mickelson had an opportunity to seize the world number one ranking, withdrew with a ruptured plantaris muscle in his right calf.
But Westwood confirmed he has defied medical estimates to make his way to the Old Course after suffering a ruptured plantaris muscle.
The plantaris muscle: an anatomical study of 750 specimens.
These muscles and tendons embrace the proximal sides of the lower triangle which are comprised of the two heads of gastrocnemius and the very small plantaris muscle, which lies beneath the lateral head.