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Quadriceps femoris muscle


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The quadriceps femoris muscle is that which holds the largest volume in the human body. The quadriceps femoris muscle is located in the thigh. It consists of four bundles, the rectus femoris muscle, vastus lateralis muscle, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius muscle. The femoral quadriceps muscle helps support the body weight and move the joints of the hip, knee, and pelvis. The femoral quadriceps muscle aids in walking.

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