What is thenar?

  • (adj): Of or relating to the palm of the hand or to the area at the base of the thumb.
    Synonyms: thenal
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on thenar:

Thenar Eminence
... The thenar eminence (from the Greek "θέναρ" - thenar, "palm of the hand" and the Latin word "eminentia", meaning projection,) refers to the group of muscles on the palm of the human hand at the base ...
Median Nerve - Distribution - Hand
... It also supplies the muscles of the thenar eminence by a recurrent thenar branch ... (NB OAF are the thenar eminence) ...
Thenar Eminence - Muscles
... three muscles are considered part of the thenar eminence Abductor pollicis brevis abducts the thumb ... This muscle is the most proximal of the thenar group ... It is not in the thenar group of muscles, so is supplied by the ulnar nerve ...
Finger - Human Anatomy - Muscles
... The thumb has one long flexor and a short flexor in the thenar muscle group ... The human thumb also has other muscles in the thenar group (opponens and abductor brevis muscle), moving the thumb in opposition, making grasping ... The intrinsic muscle groups are the thenar and hypothenar muscles (thenar referring to the thumb, hypothenar to the small finger), the dorsal and palmar interossei muscles (between the metacarpal bones ...
Thenar Eminence - Additional Images
... Thenar muscle Thenar muscle Thenar eminence. ...

More definitions of "thenar":

  • (noun): The fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb.
  • (noun): The inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
    Synonyms: palm