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anterior compartment of arm


Definition: anterior portion of the space enclosed by the brachial fascia, separated from the posterior compartment by the humerus and the lateral and medial intermuscular septa that extend from it; contains muscles that produce flexion, all innervated by the musculocutaneous nerve.

Synonym(s): compartimentum brachii anteriusTA, compartimentum brachii flexorumTA, flexor compartment of arm

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