Transverse Section - Pelvis

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The iliopsoas muscle is a primary flexor of the hip (bringing the knees into the chest). The psoas major muscles originate on the lower region of the backbone, run across the anterior region of the pelvis (as shown here) and insert onto the femur - the long bone of the leg.

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iliopsoas muscle | colon | rectus abdominus | gluteal muscles | mesentary | pelvis | sacrum |
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Module Name: abd1820
Module Title: Transverse Section - Pelvis
Image Info: Tansverse Section through the abdomen/pelvis; Visible Human Project.
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: January 12th, 1997

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