flexor digitorum brevis muscle

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flex·or di·gi·to·rum bre·vis mus·cle

(fleks'ŏr dij-i-tō'rŭm brē'vis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, medial tubercle of calcaneus and central portion of plantar fascia; insertion, middle phalanges of four lateral toes by tendons perforated by those of the flexor longus; action, flexes lateral four toes; nerve supply, medial plantar.
Synonym(s): musculus flexor digitorum brevis [TA] , short flexor muscle of toes.
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They discovered that the mice that had been on consistent nitrate had much stronger muscles, the greatest effect being observed in the extensor digitorum longus muscle, which extends down the tibia, and the flexor digitorum brevis muscle of the foot.
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