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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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