flexor digitorum superficialis muscle

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flex·or di·gi·to·rum su·per·fi·ci·a·lis mus·cle

(fleks'ŏr dij-i-tō'rŭm sū'pĕr-fish-ē-ā'lis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, humeroulnar head from the medial epicondyle of the humerus, the medial border of the coronoid process, and a tendinous arch between these points, radial head from the oblique line and middle third of the lateral border of the radius; insertion, by four split tendons, passing to either side of the profundus tendons, into sides of middle phalanx of each finger; action, flexes proximal interphalangeal joint of the fingers; nerve supply, median.
Synonym(s): musculus flexor digitorum superficialis [TA] , superficial flexor muscle of fingers.

flexor digitorum superficialis muscle

Forearm muscle. Origin: medial epicondyle of humerus, coronoid process of ulna. Insertion: middle phalanges of fingers (digits 2-5). Nerve: median (C7-T1). Action: flexes fingers and wrist.
See: arm for illus. (Muscles of the Arm)
See also: muscle
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