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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The patient underwent excision of the urethro-urethral fistula with urethroplasty and a gracillis muscle was wrapped around at a later date.
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.
On his return, however, after a couple of satisfactory solos at Reading and Perry Barr, Tims Crow sustained a gracillis muscle injury in a 285m trial at Hove and has been sidelined in the interim period.
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.
El Othello has definitely run his last race as he's ripped a gracillis muscle and it's such a sorry way for it all to end.
He's torn a gracillis muscle, and we might have to think about a career at stud for the dog now.
News of Bowmers Paradise is that the Invoshire Puppy Stakes winner faces a spell on the sidelines having been officially withdrawn at 10am yesterday when a damaged gracillis muscle was diagnosed.
FAST RANGER, who suffered a serious gracillis muscle injury in a solo trial at Wimbledon last month, is to stand at stud for a period.
ROSWELL FLYER is to be withdrawn from the William Hill Derby after sustaining a tear to a gracillis muscle.
A one-time ante-post favourite for the Derby, albeit the 1998 running, Listen To This was retired after tearing a gracillis muscle in January 1998.
Off because of a strained gracillis muscle, he will probably be back in about three weeks.
STAR stayer Palace Issue will be off for a few weeks after a veterinary examination at the weekend revealed that he has a strained gracillis muscle in the off-hind, writes Mike Palmer.