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quad·ri·ceps

 (kwŏd′rĭ-sĕps′)
n.
The large four-part extensor muscle at the front of the thigh.


quad′ri·cip′i·tal (-sĭp′ĭ-tl) adj.
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quadriceps

(ˈkwɒdrɪˌsɛps)
n, pl -cepses (-ˌsɛpsɪz) or -ceps
(Anatomy) anatomy a large four-part muscle of the front of the thigh, which extends the leg. Often shortened to: quads
[C19: New Latin, from quadri- + -ceps as in biceps]
quadricipital adj
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quad•ri•ceps

(ˈkwɒd rəˌsɛps)

n., pl. -ceps•es (-ˌsɛp sɪz) -ceps.
a large, four-part muscle at the front of the thigh that extends the leg or bends it at the hip joint.
[1830–40; < New Latin, =quadri- quadri- + -ceps; see biceps]
quad`ri•cip′i•tal (-ˈsɪp ɪ tl) adj.
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quad·ri·ceps

(kwŏd′rĭ-sĕps′)
The large, four-part muscle at the front of the thigh that acts to extend the leg.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadriceps - a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
extensor, extensor muscle - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
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Translations

quad·ri·ceps

n. cuadríceps, músculo de cuatro cabezas, extensor de la pierna.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

quadriceps

n cuádriceps m
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References in periodicals archive ?
O primeiro dia pos operatorio deve ser feito uma avaliacao do paciente e em seguida iniciar o tratamento com contracoes isometricas de quadriceps, mobilizacao da patela, mobilizacao passiva continua (MPC).
Quadriceps weakness has been a concern with the use of the CFNB.
Strong quadriceps (thigh) muscles reduce the pain of arthritic knees, and 'also may protect against cartilage loss in the knees, according to research findings.
quadriceps weakness, improper firing pattern) is one of the major factors leading to patellofemoral pain [4].
[14] reported that backward running reduced the joint stress and increased the quadriceps strength more than forward running.
These risk factors include excessive hip adduction and internal rotation during dynamic tasks (e.g., running and landing from a jump), weak or tight quadriceps, greater vertical peak force to the lateral heel and second and third metatarsals during gait, delayed activation of the vastus medialis obliquus compared with the vastus lateral (identifiable with a patellar tendon tap or rocking back on the heels), and increased knee-abduction impulses and moments during running and landing activities.
Patella is a sesamoid bone included in the extensor of the knee; Its role is to increase the efficiency of the quadriceps by designing its forward pulling force, is increasing the quadriceps tendon lever arm.
The measured parameters compared between the two groups included T1, T2, T2* relaxation times, fat fraction (FF), and cross-sectional area (CSA) of the quadriceps femoris and the hamstring muscles.
(12,13) Previous studies have reported that a low hamstring to quadriceps (H:Q) ratio may decrease muscle performance (13) and increase risk of lower extremity injuries.
In the study, the authors found that the quadriceps femoris muscle weakness after the injection of 0.125% bupivacaine was comparable for the initial 12 h in both the FNB and adductor canal block (ACB) groups.
[3] Analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs are used widely, in spite of potential side effects and doubts about their efficiency, some forms of physical therapy, such as quadriceps exercises are known to be of benefit, [4] and walking aids can improve functions.