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 effect of low latitude photoperiods on the reproduction of female and male Poecilliopsis gracillis and Poecillia sphenops.
Different microbes too are known to produce DAAO, such as the yeasts Candida tropicalis (5), Rhodotorula gracillis (5), and Trigonopsis variabilis (5), the fungi Fusarum oxysporum (5), Fusarium solani (5), Neurospora crassa (5), Penicillium chrysogenum (5) and Rhodosporidium sp.
A prospective randomized comparison of patellar versus semitendinosus and gracillis tendon auto grafts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Another story discusses a special species of algae called Euglena gracillis with a huge appetite for pollutants like phosphorus, heavy metals and even silver nanoparticles, a newly emerging contaminant.
She underwent arthroscopically assisted ACL reconstruction using semitendinosus and gracillis autograft within 2 weeks of her injury.
Lee of the Universiti Putra Malaysia evaluated various methods for extracting fatty acids and carotenoids from two microalgae species: Chaetoceros gracillis, a diatom, and Nannochloropsis occulata, a unicellular green alga.
The patient underwent excision of the urethro-urethral fistula with urethroplasty and a gracillis muscle was wrapped around at a later date.
1/1 0 0/1 Gerbilliscus gambianus 0/1 0 0 Gerbilliscus kempi 0 0/1 0 Lemniscomys striatus 0 0 0 Lophuromys sikapusi 0 0 0 Mastomys erythroleucus 0/3 0 0 Mastomys natalensis 30/33 54/59 1/1 Mus baoulei 0 0 0 Mus mattheyi 1/12 ([dagger]) 0/4 0/7 Mus minutoides 0 0 0 Mus musculoides 1/1 0 0 Mus setulosus 0 0 0 Praomys daltoni 0/2 1/5 55/57 Praomys tullbergi 0 0 0 Rattus rattus 0 0 0 Taterillus gracillis 0/12 0 0/2 Uranomys ruddi 0 0 0 Total 33/65 55/69 56/68 No.
A mixed algal diet (Isochrysis galbana T-Iso, Tetraselmis suecica, Chaetoceros gracillis, and Skeletonema costatum) of 6% of the dry meat weight of the adults was added (Utting & Millican 1997, Ojea et al.
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.