Flexor Carpi Radialis
The flexor carpi radialis muscles are located on the palmar surface of the forearm. They work with other 'wrist flexor' muscles to flex the wrist of the associated (right- or left-) arm.
In general a 'flexor' muscle is one that causes flexion, i.e. a movement that decreases the angle between articulating bones.
Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Flexor Carpi Radialis muscles:
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The approximate locations of the flexor carpi radialis muscles are labelled on the diagram of human anterior muscles.
More about Muscles:
The following are some popular pages in the section about the human muscular system:
- The structure of muscle tissue
- The structure of muscle cells
- Labelled diagrams of the muscles in different parts of the body including anterior muscles, posterior muscles and facial muscles
- Types of muscle contractions
- Movements at joints
There are also more pages about the words used to describe muscles (terminology), the anatomy and physiology of muscles, muscular disorders and associated topics. See also books about sports medicine.
- Anterior Muscles
- Posterior Muscles
- Facial Muscles
- Muscle Terminology (Definitions)
- 1. Structure of Muscle
- 2. Structure of Muscle Cells
- 3. Muscle Filaments
- 4. Sliding Filament Theory
- 5. Neuromuscular Junction
- 6. Actions at Neuromuscular Junction
- Types of Muscle Contractions
- Muscular Disorders
- Effects of exercise on muscles