The most superficial muscle of the triceps surae group, in the posterior portion of the lower hindleg. [ MP:0013188 ]

Synonyms: m. gastrocnemius m.gastrocnemius gastrocnemius muscle

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Term information


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depicted by

external definition

The most superficial calf muscle in the posterior part of the leg. [TFD][VHOG]

function notes

involved in standing, walking, running and jumping

has related synonym

musculus gastrocnemius

homology notes

The most prominent ventral muscle of the shank is the gastrocnemius, the 'calf' muscle. In mammals, it has two heads, resulting from the fusion of two different phylogenetic predecessors.[well established][VHOG]



taxon notes

In mammals this muscle has two heads[ISBN:0073040584]