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Medical Term:

medial head


the head of origin closest to the midline. Terminologia Anatomica lists medial head (caput mediale) of the following: 1) triceps brachii [TA] (... musculi tricipitis brachii [TA]); 2) gastrocnemius [TA] (... musculi gastrocnemii [TA]); and 3) flexor hallucis brevis [TA] (... musculi flexoris hallucis brevis [TA]).

Synonym(s): caput medialeTA

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