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brachioradialis (muscle)


Definition: muscle of posterior (extensor) compartment of forearm; origin, lateral supracondylar ridge of humerus; insertion, anterior aspect of base of styloid process of radius; action, flexes elbow and assists in returning the pronated or supinated limb to the neutral position; nerve supply, (common) radial.

Synonym(s): musculus brachioradialisTA, brachioradial muscle

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