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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