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Medical Term:

brachialis (muscle)


Definition: deep muscle of anterior (flexor) compartment of arm; origin, lower two thirds of anterior surface of humerus; insertion, coronoid process of ulna; action, flexes elbow; nerve supply, musculocutaneous, usually with a minor contribution from the radial.

Synonym(s): musculus brachialisTA, brachial muscle

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