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Medical Term:

muscles of the upper limb

Definition

muscles acting on or located within the free upper limb. Terminologia Anatomica includes the scapulohumeral muscles in this category but does not include the axioappendicular muscles; the latter are listed under muscles of the back and muscles of the thorax.

Synonym(s): musculi membri superiorisTA

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