"Gracilis Muscle" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A slender and most superficial muscle in the inner THIGH which originates at the ramus of the PUBIC BONE near the PUBIC SYMPHYSIS and inserts at the proximal medial TIBIA. Its function is to abduct thigh, flex knee, and rotate leg medially. It is a common source of a MYOCUTANEOUS FLAP.
- Gracilis Muscle
- Gracilis Muscles
- Muscle, Gracilis
- Muscles, Gracilis
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Gracilis Muscle" by people in Profiles.
Comparison of Objective Outcomes in Dynamic Lower Facial Reanimation With Temporalis Tendon and Gracilis Free Muscle Transfer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 12 01; 144(12):1162-1168.