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lumbrical muscle of hand

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Any of four muscles whose origins are from the finger and hand tendons, with insertion into the extensor tendon on the dorsum of each of the four fingers; with nerve supply from the median and ulnar nerves; and whose actions flex the proximal phalanges and extend the middle and distal phalanges.
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