What Is a Muscle That Bends a Body Part?


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Flexors are the skeletal muscles that assist in bending the elbows or knees. Flexors and extensors act one after the other to move body parts forward through contraction and relaxation, respectively.

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The bending of the wrist is aided by flexor carpi radialis and flexor carpi ulnaris. Flexor digitorum profundus aid in bending fingertips. Flexor digitorum superficialis can bend the middle sections of the fingers. Flexor pollicis longus and flexor pollicis brevis aid in bending thumbs.

Flexor digiti minimi brevis manus works on the little finger. The four smaller toes bend through the actions of flexor digitorum longus and flexor digitorum brevis. The great toe is bent by flexor hallucis longus and flexor hallucis brevis. The flexor digiti minimi brevis pedis aids in bending the smallest toe.

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