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  • noun vastus intermedius


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  • The single-joint extensor (vasto-crureus) of each knee is isolated; and nothing but that muscle pair thus retained is still innervated in the whole of the two limbs.

    Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture

  • This passive flexion excites in the extensor muscle which it stretches a reflex relaxation, i.e. the lengthening reaction; this relaxation at one knee is accompanied in the opposite fellow vasto-crureus by a reflex contraction enhancing the existing "tonic" contraction.

    Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture


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