palmaris longus muscle

(redirected from musculus palmaris longus)

pal·mar·is lon·gus mus·cle

(pahl'maris long'gŭs mŭs'ĕl) [TA]
Muscle of superficial layer of anterior (flexor) compartment of forearm; origin, medial epicondyle of humerus; insertion, flexor retinaculum of wrist and palmar fascia; action, tenses palmar fascia and flexes the hand and forearm; nerve supply, median.
Synonym(s): long palmar muscle, musculus palmaris longus [TA] .

palmaris longus muscle

Forearm muscle. Origin: medial epicondyle of humerus. Insertion: palmar surface of flexor retinaculum, palmar aponeurosis. Nerve: median (C7-C8). Action: flexes hand.
See: arm for illus. (Muscles of the Arm)
See also: muscle
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Frequency of the musculus palmaris longus studied in vivo in some Amazon Indians.
Hereditary and racial variation in the musculus palmaris longus.
Hereditary and racial variations in the musculus Palmaris longus.

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