thenar muscle


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thenar muscle

The abductor or flexor muscle of the thumb.
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Green (1988) states that CTS may be diagnosed through the presence of decreased sensibility in the distribution of the median nerve and atrophy of the thenar muscle, both of which signify advanced stages of CTS.
Fatigue of paralyzed and control thenar muscles induced by variable or constant frequency stimulation.
The superficial palmar branch passes through the thenar muscles and anastomoses with the superficial branch of the ulnar artery forming the superficial palmar arterial arch.