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What is the muscle of the buttocks called?

1 Answer
Apr 14, 2017


Gluteal Muscles.


There are several muscles in the buttock. They are sometimes called the Gluteal muscles. Two of them are superficial:

  1. Gluteus Medius
  2. Gluteus Maximus

The deep muscles are:

  1. Gluteus Minimus
  2. Piriformis
  3. Superior and Inferior Gemellus
  4. Obturator Internus
  5. Quadratus Femoris.



The glutal muscles are shown in these two pictures.