gracilis muscle

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grac·i·lis mus·cle

(gras'i-lis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, ramus of pubis near symphysis; insertion, shaft of tibia below medial tuberosity (seepes anserinus);action, adducts thigh, flexes knee, rotates leg medially; nerve supply, obturator.
Synonym(s): musculus gracilis [TA] .

gracilis muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: lower half of pubis. Insertion: proximal medial tibia. Nerve: obturator (L2-L3). Action: adducts, flexes, and medially rotates thigh.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle

gracilis muscle

a muscle which occupies the medial surface of the thigh; arises from the pelvic symphysis and inserts on the tibial crest. See Table 13.

gracilis muscle muscle rupture
a common injury in racing Greyhounds, causing lameness, inability to extend the stifle, and an obvious swelling in the medial thigh. Called also dropped muscle.
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Directors Spur finished lame with a gracillis injury in his last race, and although it's not serious, he won't race again until March.
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Indescretion, who had only had 11 races in this country, suffered such a bad injury to his gracillis in his semi-final of the Classic that he has been retired and found a home to see out the rest of his days.
Derek Knight, his trainer and part-owner, said: "He's injured a gracillis muscle and, after consultation with John [Ward, co-owner], it was decided to bring the curtain down on the career of one of the finest greyhounds I've trained.
Assistant trainer Mark Keightley said: ``It looks as though he may have done his gracillis or a calf muscle, but we won't know for sure until he is checked over by a vet.
Trainer Peter Rich said: 'He's had a recurrence of a gracillis hind muscle injury following a recent gallop and, unfortunately, we've had to call it a day.
However, he sustained a groin injury in the first round - not a gracillis muscle, fortunately - and will be out of action for the next couple of months.