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brachial muscle

brachial muscle in Medicine

brachial muscle n.
A muscle with its origin in the anterior two thirds of the humerus, with insertion to the coronoid process of the ulna, with nerve supply from the musculocutaneous and radial nerves, and whose action flexes the forearm.

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  • The forearm is no longer the lever which the brachial muscle moves (Fig. 10), but now becomes the base from which it acts.

    A Book of Exposition Homer Heath Nugent

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