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Four muscles that lie between the metacarpals in the palm of the hand. They have their origins on the tendons of the flexor digitorum profundus at digits 2–5 and their insertions on the tendons of the extensor digitorum at digits 2–5. Their primary action is flexion at the metacarpophalngeal joints (knuckles) of digits 2–5.

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