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ABDUCTOR POLLICIS BREVIS

Origin, tubercle of trapezium and flexor retinaculum; insertion, lateral side of proximal phalanx of thumb; action, abducts thumb; nerve supply, median. Synonym: musculus abductor pollicis brevis, short abductor muscle of thumb.
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