Medical Definition of Musculus flexor digitorum superficialis
Origin, humeroulnar head from the medial epicondyle of the humerus, the medial border of the coronoid process, and a tendinous arch between these points, radial head from the oblique line and middle third of the lateral border of the radius; insertion, by four split tendons, passing to either side of the profundus tendons, into sides of middle phalanx of each finger; action, flexes proximal interphalangeal joint of the fingers; nerve supply, median.
Synonym: musculus flexor digitorum superficialis, musculus flexor digitorum sublimis, musculus flexor sublimis, superficial flexor muscle of fingers.
(05 Mar 2000)
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