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Medical Term:

flexor hallucis brevis (muscle)


thenar muscle of palm; origin, medial surface of cuboid and middle and lateral cuneiform bones; insertion, by two tendons, embracing that of the flexor longus hallucis, into the sides of the base of the proximal phalanx of the great toe; action, flexes great toe; nerve supply, medial and lateral plantar.

Synonym(s): musculus flexor hallucis brevisTA, musculus flexor brevis hallucis, short flexor (muscle) of great toe

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