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scapulohumeral muscles


Definition: intrinsic muscles of the shoulder joint originating on the scapula and inserting into and acting on the humerus, producing motion of the glenohumeral joint; includes supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and major, and subscapularis.

Synonym(s): musculi scapulohumerales

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