The adductor longus (ah-duk'tor long'gus) is a long, triangular muscle that runs from the pubic bone to the femur. It adducts the thigh and assists in flexing and rotating it laterally (fig. 9.35).
The adductor magnus (ah-duk'tor mag'nus) is the largest adductor of the thigh. It is a triangular muscle that connects the ischium to the femur. It adducts the thigh and assists in extending and rotating it laterally (fig. 9.35).
The gracilis (gras'il-is) is a long, straplike muscle that passes from the pubic bone to the tibia. It adducts the thigh and flexes the leg at the knee (fig. 9.35).
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