flexor digitorum longus muscle


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Related to flexor digitorum longus muscle: Flexor digitorum profundus, Flexor digitorum superficialis

flex·or di·gi·to·rum lon·gus mus·cle

(fleks'ŏr dij-i-tō'rŭm long'gŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, middle third of posterior surface of tibia; insertion, by four tendons, perforating those of the flexor brevis, into bases of distal phalanges of four lateral toes; action, flexes second to fifth toes; nerve supply, tibial nerve.
Synonym(s): musculus flexor digitorum longus [TA] , long flexor muscle of toes.

flexor digitorum longus muscle

Foot muscle. Origin: posterior surface of middle tibia. Insertion: distal phalanges of toes 2-5. Nerve: tibial (S2-S3). Action: flexes toes 2-5, plantarflexes foot.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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