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Encyclopedia > Anterior compartment of the forearm
Anterior compartment of the forearm
Cross-section through the middle of the forearm. (Anterior compartment is at top; posterior compartment is at bottom.)
Artery ulnar artery
Nerve median nerve, ulnar nerve

The anterior compartment of the forearm contains the following muscles: Image File history File links Gray417. ... Section of an artery For other uses, see Artery (disambiguation). ... Arteries of the right forearm - anterior view. ... Nerves (yellow) Nerves redirects here. ... Diagram from Grays anatomy, depicting the peripheral nerves of the upper extremity, amongst others the median nerve The median nerve is a nerve that runs down the arm and forearm. ... In human anatomy, the ulnar nerve is a nerve which runs from the shoulder to the hand, at one part running near the ulna bone. ...

Level Muscle E/I Nerve
superficial flexor carpi radialis E median
superficial palmaris longus E median
superficial flexor carpi ulnaris E ulnar
superficial pronator teres I median
superficial (or intermediate) flexor digitorum superficialis (sublimis) E median
deep flexor digitorum profundus E ulnar + median
deep flexor pollicis longus E median
deep pronator quadratus I median
  • "E/I" refers to "extrinsic" or "intrinsic".

In anatomy, flexor carpi radialis is a muscle of the human forearm that acts to flex and abduct the hand. ... OriginMedial epicondyle of humerus InsertionDistal half of the flexor retinaculum and palmar aponeurosis Innervation Median nerve(C7 and C8) Action Flexes hand(at wrist)and tightens palmar aponeurosis. ... In anatomy, flexor carpi ulnaris muscle is a muscle of the human forearm that acts to flex and adduct the hand. ... The Pronator teres muscle is a muscle of the human body, in the forearm. ... Flexor digitorum superficialis is an extrinsic flexor muscle of the fingers. ... The flexor digitorum profundis is a muscle in the forearm that flexes the fingers. ... The Flexor pollicis longus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... Pronator quadratus is a square shaped muscle on the distal forearm that acts to pronate (turn so the palm faces downwards) the hand. ...

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On the human body, the limbs can be divide into segments, such as the arm and the forearm of the upper limb, and the thigh and the leg of the lower limb. ...

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