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Medical Term:

anterior compartment of arm


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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