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- n. A muscle (one of the hamstrings) in the back of the thigh
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fusiform muscle with a remarkably long tendon, on the back of the thigh, at the inner side of the biceps femoris, arising from the tuberosity of the ischium in common with the biceps, and inserted at the inner anterior side of the shaft of the tibia beneath the insertion of the sartorius.
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Branches supply the following muscles -- obturator, semimembranosus (adductor magnus), biceps femoris (triceps abductor femoris), semitendinosus (biceps rotator tibialis), lateral extensor
Telling To whom correspondence should be addressed: E-mail: gtell2@uky. edu Published 26 January 2006 on Science Express DOI: 10.1126/science. 1122864 This PDF file includes: Materials and Methods Fig. S1 Supporting Online Materials Materials and Methods Homogenates of semitendinosus/semimembranosus muscle (10% w/v in phosphate buffered saline) were prepared from five emaciated and somnolent mule deer, naturally infected with CWD at the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Wildlife Research Center.
While the risk of exposure to CWD infectivity following consumption of prions in muscle is mitigated by relatively inefficient prion transmission via the oral route (8), these results show that semitendinosus/semimembranosus muscle, which is likely to be consumed by humans, is a significant source of prion infectivity.
To test whether skeletal muscle of diseased cervids contained prion infectivity, Tg (CerPrP) 1536 mice (2) expressing cervid prion protein (CerPrP), were inoculated intracerebrally with extracts prepared from the semitendinosus/semimembranosus muscle group of CWD-affected mule deer or from CWD-negative deer.
[Illustration: Fig. 42 -- Muscles of lower part of thigh, leg and foot; lateral view, o ', Fascia lata; q, q', q ", biceps femoris; r, semitendinosus; 21 ', lateral condyle of tibia.