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extensor hallucis longus (muscle)


Definition: muscle of anterior (extensor/dorsiflexor) compartment of leg; origin, anterior surface of fibula and interosseous membrane; insertion, dorsal aspect of base of distal phalanx of great toe; action, extends the great toe; nerve supply, deep fibular.

Synonym(s): musculus extensor hallucis longusTA, long extensor (muscle) of great toe

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