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Encyclopedia > Adductor longus muscle
Adductor longus muscle
The adductor longus and nearby muscles
Structures surrounding right hip-joint. (Adductor longus at upper right.)
Gray's subject #127 472
Origin: pubic body just below the pubic crest
Insertion: middle third of linea aspera
Artery: obturator artery
Nerve: anterior branch of obturator nerve
Action: adduction of thigh

The adductor longus muscle is a muscle of the human body. It is a part of the adductor group of the thigh, that as the name suggests adducts the thigh. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (408x612, 75 KB) Summary I created this image. ... Image File history File links Gray344. ... A typical adult human skeleton consists of the following 206 bones, though a small portion of the human population have an extra bone, occurring in the form of an extra rib. ... A typical adult human skeleton consists of the following 206 bones, though a small portion of the human population have an extra bone, occurring in the form of an extra rib. ... The linea aspera is a ridge of roughened surface on the posterior aspect of the femur, to which are attached muscles and intermusclular septa. ... Section of an artery For other uses, see Artery (disambiguation). ... The obturator artery passes forward and downward on the lateral wall of the pelvis, to the upper part of the obturator foramen, and, escaping from the pelvic cavity through the obturator canal, it divides into an anterior and a posterior branch. ... List of human nerves External links List of nerves This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy certain standards for completeness. ... The anterior branch of the obturator nerve leaves the pelvis in front of the Obturator externus and descends in front of the Adductor brevis, and behind the Pectineus and Adductor longus; at the lower border of the latter muscle it communicates with the anterior cutaneous and saphenous branches of the... Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement. ... A top-down view of skeletal muscle Muscle (from Latin musculus little mouse[1]) is contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells. ... Human anatomy or anthropotomy is a special field within anatomy. ...


It originates on the pubic body just below the pubic crest and inserts into the middle third of linea aspera. The linea aspera is a ridge of roughened surface on the posterior aspect of the femur, to which are attached muscles and intermusclular septa. ...


It is innervated by the obturator nerve, specifically branches of the anterior rami of spinal nerves L2, L3, and L4. The Obturator Nerve arises from the ventral divisions of the second, third, and fourth lumbar nerves; the branch from the third is the largest, while that from the second is often very small. ... The term spinal nerve generally refers to the mixed spinal nerve, which is formed from the dorsal and ventral roots that come out of the spinal cord. ...


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Dissector Answers - Anterior & Medial Thigh (1250 words)
The borders of the femoral triangle are the inguinal ligament (superior), the sartorious muscle (lateral) and the adductor longus muscle (medial).
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At the adductor hiatus, the vein is posterior to the artery.
Les Lambeaux (1694 words)
The gracilis muscle is innervated by the anterior branch of the obturator nerve (L2-L4).
The superficial fascia is incised and the juncture of the adductor longus and gracilis muscles is identified.
The nerve to the adductor longus muscle and the medial cutaneous nerve of the thigh are identified on the deep surface of the adductor longus muscle.
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