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Gastrocnemius

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an anatomical image of the gastrocnemius muscle

Function

The gastrocnemius muscle does the following:

Common Name(s)

"calves" - the gastrocnemius muscle forms part of the calf muscle group, along with soleus.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gastrocnemius.png

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