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Flexor carpi radialis

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Flexor carpi radialis

(Science: anatomy, muscle) origin, common flexor origin of the medial condyle of humerus; insertion, anterior surface of the base of the second and most often sending a slip to that of the third metacarpal bone; action, flexes and abducts wrist radialward; nerve supply, median; its tendon travels in its own canal roofed by a layer of the transverse carpal ligament.

Synonym: musculus flexor carpi radialis, radial flexor Muscle of wrist.