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Synonyms for gastrocnemius

the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf

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Abbreviations: BF = biceps femoris, BWS = body weight support, EMG = electromyography, MG = medial gastrocnemius, RF = rectus femoris, TA = tibialis anterior.
A third electrode, the reference electrode, was placed over the muscle belly of the medial head of gastrocnemius.
gastrocnemius to its insertion on the medial surface of the proximal tibial shaft.
Results: 1A arterioles from soleus and gastrocnemius muscle displayed vascular constriction as pressure was increased within the examined range.
Able-bodied runners use the same muscles, as well as the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle.
Massage, a night splint to stretch the heel cords, or a neoprene sleeve for compression during the day can relieve calf pain, a common problem among runners of all ages that often stems from a strained gastrocnemius or soleus muscle (see below).
Heat cramps are painful, as they are muscle contractions, usually in the gastrocnemius or hamstring muscles.
The calves are composed of two major muscles, the gastrocnemius and the soleus.
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.
Over time, ankle dorsiflexion range decreases due to shortening of the gastrocnemius and soleus which in turn can limit mobility and balance (Burns et al 2009a, Newman et al 2007).
Pigeons in groups 5-7 had marked encephalitis, myositis, and Sarcocystis cysts in skeletal muscles (pectoral, gastrocnemius, and neck) but not in the brain.
Wise "started 'drawing' the cranial reflex for the gastrocnemius up and down for about 10 seconds on each side.
We investigated the effect of dietary supplementation with astaxanthin on oxidative damage induced by strenuous exercise in mouse gastrocnemius and heart.