Quadriceps

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The quadriceps consists of four separate muscles

The quadriceps femoris muscle, also called the quadriceps extensor, quadriceps or quads is a large muscle group that includes four large muscles on the front of the thigh. These are the only muscles in the human body that can extend the knee.

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The Quadriceps are divided into four different muscles, also called the 'heads'[1][2]

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