flexor digitorum superficialis muscle

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flex·or di·gi·to·rum su·per·fi·ci·a·lis mus·cle

(fleks'ŏr dij-i-tō'rŭm sū'pĕr-fish-ē-ā'lis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, humeroulnar head from the medial epicondyle of the humerus, the medial border of the coronoid process, and a tendinous arch between these points, radial head from the oblique line and middle third of the lateral border of the radius; insertion, by four split tendons, passing to either side of the profundus tendons, into sides of middle phalanx of each finger; action, flexes proximal interphalangeal joint of the fingers; nerve supply, median.
Synonym(s): musculus flexor digitorum superficialis [TA] , superficial flexor muscle of fingers.
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flexor digitorum superficialis muscle

Forearm muscle. Origin: medial epicondyle of humerus, coronoid process of ulna. Insertion: middle phalanges of fingers (digits 2-5). Nerve: median (C7-T1). Action: flexes fingers and wrist.
See: arm for illus. (Muscles of the Arm)
See also: muscle
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The prevalence of the bilateral absence of the Palmaris Longus (PL) and the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis (FDS) was observed as 15.1% and 14.8%, respectively, in the studied Saudi Arabian population.
Men and women demonstrated differences in the response to CAP, which were potentially due to the women's reduced magnitude of flexor digitorum superficialis activation in the RVC condition.
Review at three months revealed only a slight decrease of power (4/5) in his flexor digitorum superficialis. At five months post injury he had uneventful removal of the Nancy nails.
Flexor digitorum superficialis: se origina en el epicondilo medial del humero y extremo proximal del ulna y se inserta en la segunda falange de los dedos 2 al 5.
This is supported by calculations from [sup.31]P magnetic spectroscopy measurements taken from the flexor digitorum superficialis muscle that showed equal relative total contributions of PCr hydrolysis, glycolysis, and oxidative phosphorylation to ATP production between women and men during 3 min of intermittent finger flexion exercise (Mattei et al., 1999).
flexor digitorum superficialis. The origin of this muscle is on the radial side of the forearm.
Tensions of the flexor digitorum superficialis are higher than a current model predicts.
1A), which sends a fascicle that attaches to the tendon of the flexor digitorum superficialis muscle.
The flexor tendons of the index, middle, ring, and the little fingers included the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) and FDP.
Toe-to-hand transfer is a standard procedure for traumatic thumb injury, digit amputation distal to the flexor digitorum superficialis insertion, and traumatic multiple-digit amputation [7].
Type Group Name Intrinsic Thenar Abductor pollicis brevis (APB) hand muscles Flexor pollicis brevis (FPB) muscles Opponens pollicis (OP) -- Adductor pollicis (AP) Hypothenar Abductor digiti minimi (ADM) muscles Flexor digiti minimi (FDM) Opponens digiti minimi (ODM) Dorsal interossei (DI) Interosseous Volar interossei (VI) muscles Lumbricals (LM) Extrinsic Flexors Flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) hand Flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) muscles Flexor pollicis longus (FPL) Extensors Extensor digitorum communis (EDC) Extensor digiti minimi proprius (EDMP) Extensor indicis proprius (EIP) Extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) Abductors Abductor pollicis longus (APL) TABLE 2: The best network with lowest errors, RMSEs, and the correlation coefficients.

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