hypothenar eminence

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hy·po·the·nar em·i·nence

[TA]
the fleshy mass at the medial side of the palm.

hypothenar eminence

[hīpoth′ənär, hī′pōthē′när]
Etymology: Gk, hypo + thenar, palm
a fleshy pad on the ulnar side of the palm of the hand.

hy·po·the·nar em·i·nence

(hī'pō-thē'năr em'i-nĕns) [TA]
The fleshy mass at the medial side of the palm.
Synonym(s): hypothenar (1) .

hypothenar eminence

The minor muscle bulk on the palm of the hand on the little finger side opposite the ball of the thumb (the THENAR eminence).
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The deep branch curves around the hook of the hamate and turns radially across the interossei, supplying the hypothenar muscles, the ulnar two lumbricals, all the interossei, and the adductor pollicis.
For clinical work, stimulation was applied to the median or ulnar nerve at the wrist by a constant current pulse and the EMG was recorded from the thenar or hypothenar muscles in the hand.