superficial flexor muscle of fingers


n.

A muscle with origin from the medial epicondyle of the humerus, the medial border of the coronoid process, and a tendinous arch between these points, and from the middle third of the radius, with insertion to the sides of the middle phalanx of each finger, with nerve supply from the median nerve, and whose action flexes the middle phalanges of the fingers.

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