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  • A child who sits in front of video games and only works out his opponens pollicis muscles† is going to be in far worse shape than the kid who plays tag, jumps all over the playground, creates a jungle gym out of couch pillows, and is enrolled in the local gymnastics class.

    You Raising Your Child

  • Mommy thumb mainly affects two tendons — the abductor pollicis longus, or long thumb abductor, and the extensor pollicis brevis, or short thumb extensor.

    The Baby May Be Giving You Mommy Thumb

  • "Pollici proximus digitus mediumque, qua dexter est, unguem pollicis summo suo iungens, remissis ceteris, est et approbantibus et narrantibus et distinguentibus decorus."

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Nobilitas virorum est longos habere vngues in digitis, praecipue pollicis quibus circueunt sibi manus: Nobilitas autem et pulchritudo mulierem est pauos habere pedes: Et ideò matres quando filiæ suæ sunt tenellæ ligant pedes earum, et non dimittunt crescere.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • One of the characteristics of the habitual masturbator is the strengthening, tightening, and overall disproportionate growth of the pronator quadratus, a small quadrangular muscle situated at the distal end of the forearm beneath the tendons of the flexor digitorum profundus and the flexor pollicis longus.

    An East Wind Coming

  • With effort he could harken back to med school and recall the musculature of the thumb, thinking that a flexor pollicis brevis is a flexor pollicis brevis, regardless of its size.

    Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

  • _Of the hand_: The _adductor pollicis_ between the thumb and the palm.

    Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools

  • The _Portuni_, we are told, were very small of stature and old in appearance, "_statura pusilli_, _dimidium pollicis non habentes_," but then they were "_senili vultu_, _facie corrugata_."

    Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales

  • Placed at first between the origin of the abductor pollicis and the calcaneum, the external plantar artery passes outwards between the short common flexor,

    Surgical Anatomy

  • In the middle of the leg, the vessel passes between the extensor longus pollicis, and the tibialis anticus muscles.

    Surgical Anatomy


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