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flexor digitorum brevis (muscle)


Definition: muscle of first layer of plantar muscles; origin, medial tubercle of calcaneus and plantar aponeurosis; insertion, middle phalanges of four lateral toes by tendons perforated by those of the flexor digitorum longus; action, flexes lateral four toes; nerve supply, medial plantar.

Synonym(s): musculus flexor digitorum brevisTA, musculus flexor brevis digitorum, short flexor (muscle) of toes

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