gluteus minimus

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Related to gluteus minimus: gluteus medius, Piriformis
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Noun1.gluteus minimus - the innermost of the three gluteal muscles
glute, gluteal muscle, gluteus, gluteus muscle - any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh
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This caused him to do a 179 and, with both inches, I kicked him in his gluteus minimus, forcing him to do a 2-point landing head second into the sand.
The increased dropping height also resulted in earlier activation of the iliopsoas, RF, GMed, gluteus minimus (GMin), and SOL, but latter activation of the tibialis anterior (TA).
The muscle-tendon actuators evaluated were as follows (Figure 1b): gluteus maximus (1 segment, glut max), gluteus medius (3 segments, glut med 1-3), gluteus minimus (3 segments, glut min 1-3), piriformis (pir), sartorius (sar) and tensor fasciae latae (tfl).
(2007) mentioned that the superior gemellus muscle can merge with the piriformis muscle or gluteus minimus muscle, and the inferior gemellus muscle can fuse with the quadratus femoris muscle.
Hip abductors Gluteus medius Gluteus minimus Tensor fascia latae Hip adductors Adductor brevis Adductor longus Adductor magnus Gracilis Hip flexors Ileopsoas Rectus femoris Sartorius Hip extensors Bicep femoris long head Gluteus maximus Semimembranosus Semitendinosus Knee extensors Rectus femoris Vastus Intermedius Vastus lateralis Vastus medialis Knee flexors Biceps femoris long head Biceps femoris short head Semimembranosus Semitendinosus TABLE 3: Moment arm range (minimum-maximum) across a physiological range of motion for each of the studied muscle bundles in the model and corresponding published values.
The gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus comprise the muscles of the buttocks.