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Buttock muscles. Computer artwork of a posterior view of the hips showing some of the muscles (red) of the buttocks. These are shown attached to the femurs (thigh bones) and the pelvis bones. At lower left is the largest muscle, the gluteus maximus, one of the strongest muscles in the body. Also seen at upper left, above the gluteus maximus, is the gluteus medius. At centre right (the right hip) only the smaller gluteus medius muscle is shown. The lower part of the spine and its vertebrae is at upper centre, ending in the sacrum and coccyx. Some of the lower ribs are also seen at top right and left.
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