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Adductor brevis

Other Terms: Musculus adductos brevis, Musculus adductor brevis, Muscle court adducteur

Muscle parts

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Latin name

Musculus adductor brevis

Latin muscle parts

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Group

Thigh muscle – medial compartment

Etymology

In English, this muscle’s name is the short muscle that leads (the bone it moves) toward (the midline). Adductor is a term that describes the function or action of the muscle. It literally means to draw or to lead toward and is derived from the Latin ad meaning “toward” and ducere meaning “to lead or to draw.” The term brevis is Latin for short and is typically used when there is a similar muscle that has the same name but is longer.

Origin

Narrow strip of the external surface of the pubic body and inferior ramus

Insertion

Pectineal line and proximal part of the linea aspera of the femur

Action

Adduction and lateral rotation of hip.

Nerve supply

Obturator nerve (L2 and L3)

Blood supply

From proximal to distal, the muscle is supplied by the obturator artery, medial circumflex femoral artery, femoral artery, and from direct branches and the perforating branches of the deep femoral artery.

Latin

Musculus adductor brevis

French

Muscle court adducteur

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