BACK TO soleus
soleus vs. gastrocnemius
[ soh-lee-uhs ]
- a muscle in the calf of the leg, behind the gastrocnemius muscle, that helps extend the foot forward.
[ gas-trok-nee-mee-uhs, gas-truh-nee- ]
- the largest muscle in the calf of the leg, the action of which extends the foot, raises the heel, and assists in bending the knee.