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Medical Term:

humeral head

Definition

the name applied to the heads of forearm muscles that attach to the humerus. Terminologia Anatomica lists humeral heads (caput humerale ...) of the following: 1) flexor carpli ulnaris [TA] (... musculi flexoris carpi ulnaris [TA]); 2) pronator teres [TA] (... musculi pronatoris teretis [TA]); and 3) extensor carpi ulnaris [TA] (...musculi extensoris carpi ulnaris [TA]).

Synonym(s): caput humeraleTA

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