palmaris longus muscle

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pal·mar·is lon·gus mus·cle

(pahl'maris long'gŭs mŭs'ĕl) [TA]
Muscle of superficial layer of anterior (flexor) compartment of forearm; origin, medial epicondyle of humerus; insertion, flexor retinaculum of wrist and palmar fascia; action, tenses palmar fascia and flexes the hand and forearm; nerve supply, median.
Synonym(s): long palmar muscle, musculus palmaris longus [TA] .
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palmaris longus muscle

Forearm muscle. Origin: medial epicondyle of humerus. Insertion: palmar surface of flexor retinaculum, palmar aponeurosis. Nerve: median (C7-C8). Action: flexes hand.
See: arm for illus. (Muscles of the Arm)
See also: muscle
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The site of injection was proximal to the carpal tunnel on the volar side of the forearm 4 cm proximal to the wrist crease, between the tendon of the radial flexor muscle and the long palmar muscle. Injections were given at a 10 [degrees] to 20 [degrees] angle with a 3-cm needle.