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.