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gracilis

[′gras·ə·ləs]
(anatomy)
A long slender muscle on the medial aspect of the thigh.
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All patients underwent initial fecal diversion and subsequent RUF repair via transperineal approach with gracilis muscle interposition.
These injuries--referred to as musculotendinous injuries--most often involve the adductor longus muscle, but they can also include some of the hip flexor muscles such as the iliopsoas, rectus femoris and sartorius or one of the other adductors such as the gracilis muscle.
Black Francis has been retired after tearing a gracilis muscle in his semi-final.
The posterior members were dissected till the gracilis and sartorius muscles level, when were executed the morphometry, obtaining the cross section area and the histological analysis of the macroscopic between the gracilis muscle and the sartorius muscle.
Madoff presented 2-year follow-up data on 115 patients in a multicenter prospective study of dynamic gradioplasty, in which the gracilis muscle is harvested from the patient's thigh, wrapped around the anus, and forced to contract by an implanted pulse generator.
In this procedure, the gracilis muscle is harvested from the patient's thigh, wrapped around the anus, and forced to contract by an implanted electrical pulse generator.
He said: "It's turned out to be a strained gracilis muscle - and she should be back at the end of March.
CHARLIE LISTER fears for the racing future of Tyrur Supermac after the August 2012 dog tore a gracilis muscle when seeking to complete a five-timer at Sheffield on Tuesday.
ohnny oned it was racing when ed His trainer Johnny Kavanagh reckoned all over from a point of view it was diagnosed he had torn a gracilis muscle with the dog approaching his fourth birthday.
BALLYMAC PEN suffered a gracilis muscle injury when well beaten from what appeared a winning position in last week's Charlie Miller Stayers final at Hove and faces three months on the sidelines, writes Jonathan Kay.
Mark Wallis, whose Mountjoy Orion damaged a gracilis muscle when trailing the field in the Essex Vase final, reported Ayamzaman relatively unscathed after a nasty-looking incident in a 400m open but the prolific winner will now be put away for the year meaning his final tally of open wins is 21.