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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Mavt, "Distribution of agenesis of palmaris longus muscle in 12 to 18 years old age groups," Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.
Cabral, "USE of the tendon of the palmaris longus muscle in surgical procedures: study on cadavers," Acta Ortopedica Brasileira, vol.
The palmaris longus muscle: its anatomic variations and functional morphology.
Three-headed reversed palmaris longus muscle and its clinical significance.
In the human body, Palmaris longus muscle is often described as one of the most variable muscles in both number and form.
In forearm, the Palmaris longus muscle is one of the superficial slender muscles.
On the variations of the palmaris longus muscle. Anat Rec 1909;3:275-278.
The palmaris longus muscle and its relations with the antebrachial fascia and the palmar aponeurosis.
Reversed palmaris longus muscle: a report of two cases.
1= tendon ot the flexor carpi radialis muscle; 2= tendon of the palmaris longus muscle; 3= flexor digitorum superficialis muscle; 4= retinaculum of flexor muscles.
Effort-related compression of median and ulnar nerves as a result of reversed three-headed and hypertrophied palmaris longus muscle with extension of Guyon's canal.
Palmaris longus muscle is one of the superficial slender muscles of the forearm that act on the skin and distal digital webs.