Psoas Minor

Original Editor - Oyemi Sillo

Lead Editors - Oyemi Sillo  



Description

Psoas Minor is a long slender muscle, placed in front of the Psoas major.[1]


psoas minor



Origin

Lateral aspect of vertebral body of 12th thoracic and 1st lumbar vertebrae [2]



Insertion

Pectineal line of pubis [2]



Nerve Supply

Small branch from the initial part of the lumbar ventral ramus(L1) [2]



Blood Supply

Lumbar arteries, lumbar branch of the iliolumbar artery. [2]



Action

Assists with flexion of the lumbar vertebral column [2]

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References

  1. Gray, Henry. Anatomy of the Human Body. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1918; Bartleby.com, 2000. www.bartleby.com/107/.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 http://www.anatomyexpert.com/app/structure/5312/