Little finger

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Little finger
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Little finger
Latin digitus minimus manus,
digitus quintus manus,
digitus V manus
Artery Proper palmar digital arteries,
dorsal digital arteries
Vein Palmar digital veins,
dorsal digital veins
Nerve Dorsal digital nerves of ulnar nerve
Lymph supratrochlear
TA A01.1.00.057
FMA FMA:24949
Anatomical terminology

The little finger, often called the pinky in American English, pinkie in Scottish English (from the Dutch word pink, "little finger"), or small finger in medicine, is the most ulnar and usually smallest finger of the human hand, opposite the thumb, next to the ring finger.


There are four muscles that control the little finger: Three intrinsic muscles comprising a group called the hypothenar eminence, and one extrinsic, the extensor digiti minimi:


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