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flexor digitorum profundus (muscle)


Definition: muscle of deep layer of anterior (flexor) compartment of forearm; origin, anterior surface of proximal third of ulna; insertion, by four tendons, piercing those of the flexor digitorum superficialis, into anterior aspect of the base of distal phalanx of each finger; action, flexes distal interphalangeal joint of fingers; nerve supply, ulnar and median (anterior interosseous muscle).

Synonym(s): musculus flexor digitorum profundusTA, deep flexor (muscle) of fingers, musculus flexor profundus

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