What is the scientific name of the thigh muscle?
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What is the scientific name of the thigh muscle?

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The scientific name of the anterior thigh muscles is the quadriceps femoris. The other muscles in the thighs are called the adductors, which form the inner thigh, the hamstrings, which are at the back of the thighs, and the abductors, which are found on the outer thighs.

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Many muscles make up the thigh area. The single bone located in the human thigh is called a femur, and it is extremely thick and strong. The bones in each lower limb include the hip, patella, tibia, fibula, tarsal, metatarsal and phalanges.There are three separate sections in the thigh, and each section contains muscles and its own blood and nerve supplies.

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