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n. pl. so·le·i (-lē-ī′)
A broad, flat muscle of the calf of the leg, situated under the gastrocnemius, whose action is to flex the foot downward.

[New Latin, from Latin solea, sandal; see sole1.]
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n, pl solei
(Anatomy) anatomy a calf muscle that is broad and flat and that lies under the gastrocnemius muscle
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(ˈsoʊ li əs)

n., pl. -le•i (-liˌaɪ)
a muscle in the calf of the leg, behind the gastrocnemius muscle, that helps extend the foot forward.
[1670–80; < New Latin < Latin solea sandal; see sole2]
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Noun1.soleus - a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle
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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n sóleo
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However, we observed no additional effect of electrical stimulation to the gastrocnemius muscle after BTX-A injection which was administered to the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in this patient population.
Therefore, in the present study we compared altered autophagy gene expression by different exercise intensities in gastrocnemius and soleus muscles of wistar rats.
Soleus muscles were dissected, weighed, and fixed in 10% buffered formalin as preparation for immunofluorescence staining of GLUT4.
These prostheses are only able to provide one-eighth of the power of the intact gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, the key muscles that support and propel the body during walking.
When your foot hits the downstroke, you use a fiery combination of the glutes in the buttocks, the quadriceps in the thighs, and the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in the calves to propel you forward.
EDL and soleus muscles were chosen due to the high prevalence of type II and type I fibers, respectively.
(28) Interestingly, the expression of neural nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is decreased by aging and endurance exercise can upregulate its production in gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. (29) Accordingly, reinforcement of NO production in the presence of exercise and BFR may have been another mechanism behind the promotion of nAChR clustering at the NMJ in our study.
Epididimal and brown adipose tissues, the brachioradial, tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius, and soleus muscles were collected.
Contraction and half relaxation times were slower in diabetic soleus muscles in comparison to control muscles.
EDL and soleus muscles were dissected from the proximal to distal tendon, and each tendon was tied off with 4-0 surgical grade sutures.
Briefly, the soleus muscles were dissected from the hindlimb of mice.