opponens digiti minimi muscle

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op·po·nens di·gi·ti mi·ni·mi mus·cle

(op-ō'nenz dij'i-tī mi'ni-mī mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, hamulus of the hamate bone and transverse carpal ligament; insertion, shaft of fifth metacarpal; action, "cups" palm, drawing ulnar side of hand toward center of palm; nerve supply, ulnar.
Synonym(s): musculus opponens digiti minimi [TA] .
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Also in this hyperabducted position the patient's left adductor pollicis and opponens digiti minimi muscles tested weak on muscle testing, which had previously shown no weakness in a normal position.