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Medical Term:

anconeus muscle


origin, back of lateral condyle of humerus; insertion, olecranon process and posterior surface of ulna; action, extends forearm and abducts ulna in pronation of wrist; nerve supply, radial.

Synonym(s): musculus anconeusTA, anconeus

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