"Psoas Muscles" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A powerful flexor of the thigh at the hip joint (psoas major) and a weak flexor of the trunk and lumbar spinal column (psoas minor). Psoas is derived from the Greek "psoa", the plural meaning "muscles of the loin". It is a common site of infection manifesting as abscess (PSOAS ABSCESS). The psoas muscles and their fibers are also used frequently in experiments in muscle physiology.
- Psoas Muscles
- Muscle, Psoas
- Muscles, Psoas
- Psoas Muscle
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