Gastrocnemius muscle

The gastrocnemius muscle is one of the posterior calf muscles (triceps surae) and sits superificial to the much larger soleus muscle. It gives the calf its distinctive two-headed appearance and is a primary plantarflexor.

Summary

Lower limb anatomy
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rID: 6024
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Gastrocnemius

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