Flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle (foot)
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For the muscle on the hand, see Flexor digiti quinti brevis muscle (hand).
|Flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle|
Muscles of the sole of the foot. Third layer. (Flexor dig. quint. brev. labeled at center right.)
|Origin||fifth metatarsal bone|
|Insertion||phalanx of the fifth toe|
|Nerve||superficial branch of lateral plantar nerve|
|Actions||flex and adduct the fifth toe|
|Antagonist||Abductor digiti minimi muscle|
|Latin||musculus flexor digiti minimi brevis pedis|
|Anatomical terms of muscle|
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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.
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