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Encyclopedia > Flexor digitorum superficialis muscle

Flexor digitorum superficialis is an extrinsic flexor muscle of the fingers. The bulk of the muscle is in the intermediate layer of the anterior compartment of the forearm. A top-down view of skeletal muscle Muscle is a contractile form of tissue. ... Fingers of the human left hand The finger is any of the digits of the hand in humans and other species such as the great apes. ... The forearm is the structure on the upper limb, between the elbow and the wrist. ...


Like most flexors of the arm, it is supplied by the median nerve. Its blood comes from the ulnar artery. The proximal attachment includes the median epicondyle of the humerus as well as parts of the radius and ulna. The median nerve is a nerve that runs down the arm and forearm. ... Arteries of the right forearm - anterior view. ... The humerus is a long bone in the arm or fore-legs (animals) that runs from the shoulder to the elbow. ... The radius and ulna of the left forearm, posterior surface. ... The ulna (along with the radius) is one of the two bones in the forearm. ...


Four long tendons come off this muscle, and travel through the carpal tunnel. They then attach to the base of the proximal phlanges on the four fingers. These tendons have a split, or a hole, at the end of them through which the tendons of flexor digitorum profundus will travel. // Introduction A tendon or sinew is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. ... The carpal tunnel is a fibro-osseous tunnel on the palmar surface of the carpal bones which transmits a number of tendons and the median nerve from the forearm into the hand. ... The flexor digitorum profundis is a muscle in the forearm that flexes the fingers. ...


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Flexor digitorum profundus muscle at AllExperts (267 words)
In human anatomy, the flexor digitorum profundus is a muscle in the forearm that flexes the fingers.
Flexor digitorum profundus, along with flexor digitorum superficialis have long tendons that run down the arm and through the carpal tunnel and attach to the palmar side of the phalanges of the fingers.
Flexor digitorum profundus is innervated by the median and ulnar nerves.
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