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abductor pollicis brevis

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
abductor pollicis brevis

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A small muscle crossing the wrist. It helps to straighten the thumb and move the thumb away from the fingers. It is attached proximally to the trapezium and scaphoid bones (origin), and distally to the base of the first phalanx of the thumb (insertion)....

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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