adductor pollicis


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adductor pollicis

a large triangular muscle that is a powerful adductor of the thumb and opposes the thumb to the rest of the digits in gripping.

adductor pollicis

A hand muscle.

Action
Adducts thumb.
 
Nerve
Ulnar.

Origin
Transverse head (shaft of 3rd metacarpal); oblique head (front base of 2nd metacarpal, trapezoid, capitate bones).
 
Insertion
Medial base of proximal phalanx of thumb.
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Train-of-four stimulation for adductor pollicis neuromuscular monitoring can be applied at the wrist or over the hand.
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Effects of the adductor pollicis and abductor pollicis brevis on thumb metacarpophalangeal joint laxity before and after ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction.
Differences in muscle morphology and hence substrate utilization is a mechanism that partly explains the inconsistent findings between the present study and those found by others examining the adductor pollicis (Fulco et al.
2000) The effect of age and gender on the relative fatigability of the human adductor pollicis muscle.
Remarkably, however, is the extent of difference in the recovery time between adductor pollicis and corrugator supercilii muscles.
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