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Psoas Muscles MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Psoas Muscles
Tree Number(s)
A02.633.567.825
Unique ID
D016658
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016658
Annotation
IM for anat & site of dis; NIM in studies on muscle tissue & fibers; infection = probably PSOAS ABSCESS; /‌growth: coord with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT; /‌embryol: coord with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT if pertinent
Scope Note
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.
Previous Indexing
Muscles (1968-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/02/11
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Psoas Muscles Preferred
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