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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