Thigh Adductors

The pectineus (pek-tin'e-us) muscle runs from the spine of the pubis to the femur. It adducts and flexes the thigh (fig. 9.35).

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).

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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