extensor digiti minimi muscle


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ex·ten·sor di·gi·ti mi·ni·mi mus·cle

(eks-ten'sŏr dij'ĭ-tī min'i-mī mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, lateral epicondyle of humerus; insertion, dorsum of proximal, middle, and distal phalanges of little finger; action, extends fingers; nerve supply, radial (posterior interosseous).
Synonym(s): musculus extensor digiti minimi [TA] , extensor muscle of little finger.
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Anatomical characteristics of the accessory extensor tendon of the ring finger, originating from the extensor digiti minimi muscle.
SUMMARY: The extensor digiti minimi muscle originates from the posterior aspect of the lateral epicondyle of the humerus from a common tendon for the epicondilar muscles.

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