Medical Definition of Musculus flexor digitorum longus
Origin, middle third of posterior surface of tibia; insertion, by four tendons, perforating those of the flexor brevis, into bases of distal phalanges of four lateral toes; action, flexes second to fifth toes; nerve supply, tibial nerve.
Synonym: musculus flexor digitorum longus, long flexor muscle of toes, musculus flexor longus digitorum.
(05 Mar 2000)
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