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coracobrachialis muscle


Definition: muscle of anterior (flexor) compartment of arm; origin, coracoid process of scapula; insertion, middle of medial border of humerus; action, adducts and flexes the arm; acts as a shunt muscle in resisting downward dislocation of shoulder joint; nerve supply, musculocutaneous.

Synonym(s): musculus coracobrachialisTA, Casser perforated muscle, coracobrachial muscle

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