Human Anatomy: Muscle Groups

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Muscle Function & Other Pertinent Medical Information
ORIGIN: Upper intertrochanteric line, base of greater trochanter, lateral linea aspera, lateral supracondylar ridge and lateral intermuscular septum
INSERTION: Lateral quadriceps tendon to patella, via ligamentum patellae into tubercle of tibia
ACTION: Extends knee
NERVE: Posterior division of femoral nerve (L3,4)

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