adductor brevis muscle


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Related to adductor brevis muscle: biceps femoris, gastrocnemius, Pectineus muscle, Adductor longus muscle

ad·duc·tor bre·vis mus·cle

(ă-dŭk'tŏr brev'is mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, superior ramus of pubis; insertion, upper third of medial lip of linea aspera; action, adducts thigh; nerve supply, obturator.
Synonym(s): musculus adductor brevis [TA] , short adductor muscle.

adductor brevis muscle

A muscle of the medial thigh originating on the ramus of the pubis and inserted in the linea aspera of the femur. It adducts, flexes, and medially rotates the thigh and is controlled by the obturator nerve.
See also: muscle