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Muscular

The system in the body composed of muscle cells and tissues that bring about movement of an organ or part of the body.

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Muscular

brachioradialis

Anatomy; Muscular

A muscle of the forearm that acts to flex the forearm at the elbow. It is also capable of both pronation and supination, depending on the position of the forearm.

supinator muscle

Anatomy; Muscular

A broad muscle in the posterior compartment of the forearm, curved around the upper third of the radius. Its function is to supinate the forearm.

supraspinatus muscle

Anatomy; Muscular

A relatively small muscle of the upper arm that runs from the supraspinatous fossa superior of the scapula (shoulder blade) to the greater tubercle of the humerus. It is one of the four rotator cuff ...

infraspinatus muscle

Anatomy; Muscular

The infraspinatus muscle is one of the rotator cuff muscles. The stability of the shoulder joint is mainly provided by the tendons of the subscapularis, teres minor, infraspinatous, and ...

teres minor muscle

Anatomy; Muscular

The teres minor muscle rotates the arm laterally and assists in bringing it toward the body. As it draws the upper arm bone (humerus) up, it strengthens the shoulder joint. There are two teres ...

subscapularis

Anatomy; Muscular

A large triangular muscle which fills the subscapular fossa and inserts into the lesser tubercle of the humerus and the front of the capsule of the shoulder-joint.

brachialis muscle

Anatomy; Muscular

A muscle in the upper arm that flexes the elbow joint. It lies deeper than the biceps brachii, and is a synergist that assists the biceps brachii in flexing at the elbow. It makes up part of the ...

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