Flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle (foot)
- For the muscle of the hand, see Flexor digiti quinti brevis muscle (hand)
|Flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle (foot)|
|Muscles of the sole of the foot. Third layer. (Flexor dig. quint. brev. labeled at center right.)|
|Latin||musculus flexor digiti minimi brevis pedis|
|Gray's||subject #131 494|
|Origin:||fifth metatarsal bone|
|Insertion:||phalanx of the fifth toe|
|Action:||extend and adduct the fifth toe|
|Antagonist:||Abductor digiti minimi muscle|
Occasionally a few of the deeper fibers are inserted into the lateral part of the distal half of the fifth metatarsal bone; these are described by some as a distinct muscle, the Opponens digiti quinti.
- LUC fdmf
- 1570373690 at GPnotebook
- flexor+digiti+minimi+brevis+muscle+of+foot at eMedicine Dictionary
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