The adductor longus is a muscle located in the inside upper-thigh.
It is easy to work out the function of the adductor longus because an adductor is any muscle that moves one part of the body towards another, or towards the mid-line of the body. The adductor longus, one of which is located in each leg, moves the leg towards the mid-line of the body.
Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Adductor Longus muscle:
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The adductor longus muscle is labelled on our diagram of human anterior muscles.
More about Muscles:
The following are some popular pages in the section about the human muscular system:
- The structure of muscle tissue
- The structure of muscle cells
- Labelled diagrams of the muscles in different parts of the body including anterior muscles, posterior muscles and facial muscles
- Types of muscle contractions
- Movements at joints
There are also more pages about the words used to describe muscles (terminology), the anatomy and physiology of muscles, muscular disorders and associated topics. See also books about sports medicine.
- Anterior Muscles
- Posterior Muscles
- Facial Muscles
- Muscle Terminology (Definitions)
- 1. Structure of Muscle
- 2. Structure of Muscle Cells
- 3. Muscle Filaments
- 4. Sliding Filament Theory
- 5. Neuromuscular Junction
- 6. Actions at Neuromuscular Junction
- Types of Muscle Contractions
- Muscular Disorders
- Effects of exercise on muscles