flexor carpi radialis muscle

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flex·or car·pi ra·di·a·lis mus·cle

(fleks'ŏr kahr'pī rā-dē-ā'lis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, common flexor origin of the medial condyle of humerus; insertion, anterior surface of the base of the second and most often sending a slip to that of the third metacarpal bone; action, flexes and abducts wrist radialward; nerve supply, median; its tendon travels in its own canal roofed by a layer of the transverse carpal ligament.
Synonym(s): musculus flexor carpi radialis [TA] , radial flexor muscle of wrist.
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flexor carpi radialis muscle

Forearm muscle. Origin: medial epicondyle of humerus. Insertion: bases of second and third metacarpals. Nerve: median (C6-C7). Action: abducts hand, flexes wrist.
See: Arm, muscles of the arm (illus.)
See also: muscle
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Usually, it shares branches with the flexor carpus radialis (FCR), palmaris longus (PL), flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) and anterior interosseous nerve (AIN).

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