flexor carpi ulnaris muscle


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Related to flexor carpi ulnaris muscle: Flexor carpi radialis muscle, Palmaris longus muscle

flex·or car·pi ul·na·ris mus·cle

(fleks'ŏr kahr'pī ŭl-nā'ris mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, humeral head from medial condyle of humerus, ulnar head from olecranon and upper three fifths of posterior border of ulna; insertion, pisiform bone, but is continued to the fifth metacarpal bone through the pisometacarpal ligament; action, flexes and abducts wrist ulnarward; nerve supply, ulnar.
Synonym(s): musculus flexor carpi ulnaris [TA] , ulnar flexor muscle of wrist.

flexor carpi ulnaris muscle

Forearm muscle. Origin: medial epicondyle of humerus, medial side of olecranon, proximal posterior edge of ulna. Insertion: pisiform, hamate, and base of fifth metacarpal. Nerve: ulnar (C7-C8). Action: adducts hand, flexes wrist.
See also: muscle
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The innervation pattern to the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle is mathcing with muscle fiber architecture characteristics indicating consistent anatomical partitioning within the muscle.
Contraction properties and motor nucleus morphology of the two heads of the cat flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.
Two months postoperatively, electromyelography (EMG) yielded a significant amount of active denervation involving the first dorsal interosseus and flexor carpi ulnaris muscles.

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