Hand intrinsic muscles innervated by the median nerve (mnemonic)

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

All the intrinsic muscles of the hand are innervated by the ulnar nerve, except four muscles which are supplied by the median nerve and are easily recalled with the mnemonic:

  • FOAL or LOAF


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rID: 43577
Section: Anatomy, Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • FOAL

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