Gracilis

Diagram of anterior muscles. Diagram of posterior muscles.

The gracilis muscles are a pair of muscles located in each of the upper-legs of the human body.


Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Gracilis muscles:

Points of Origin: Lower margin of the pubis bone
Points of Insertion: Upper medial tibial shaft (pes anserinus)
Actions:

The gracilis muscles are labelled on our diagrams of human anterior muscles and also human posterior muscles.

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