flexor digitorum longus muscle

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Related to flexor digitorum longus muscle: Flexor digitorum profundus, Flexor digitorum superficialis

flex·or di·gi·to·rum lon·gus mus·cle

(fleks'ŏr dij-i-tō'rŭm long'gŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, middle third of posterior surface of tibia; insertion, by four tendons, perforating those of the flexor brevis, into bases of distal phalanges of four lateral toes; action, flexes second to fifth toes; nerve supply, tibial nerve.
Synonym(s): musculus flexor digitorum longus [TA] , long flexor muscle of toes.
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flexor digitorum longus muscle

Foot muscle. Origin: posterior surface of middle tibia. Insertion: distal phalanges of toes 2-5. Nerve: tibial (S2-S3). Action: flexes toes 2-5, plantarflexes foot.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, the origin more frequently occurs together with the flexor digitorum longus muscle (Buckingham et al.).
An accessory flexor digitorum longus muscle with high division of the tibial nerve.
An accessory flexor digitorum longus muscle. ActaAnat., 148(1):62-4, 1993.

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