gastrocnemius muscle

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Noun1.gastrocnemius muscle - the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calfgastrocnemius muscle - the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
calf, sura - the muscular back part of the shank
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2008) The acute effect of stretching on the passive stiffness of the human gastrocnemius muscle tendon unit.
2011) Acute and prolonged effect of static stretching on the passive stiffness of the human gastrocnemius muscle tendon unit in vivo.
ATL was defined as the length from the gastrocnemius muscle tendon junction to the AT calcaneus stop portion for the right leg and was measured using an ultrasound system (LOGIQ P5; GE Healthcare, Little Chalfont, UK) (Figure 1).