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Muscles of the upper arm

German: Oberarmmuskeln

1 Definition

The muscles of the upper arm are the skeletal muscles that form the muscular mass of the upper arm and have a close anatomic relationship with the humerus. They have an effect on the elbow joint (Articulatio cubiti) and/or the shoulder joint (Articulation humeri).

2 Division

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You can divide the muscles of the upper arm into 2 groups, according to their function:

2.1 Flexors of the upper arm (flexor muscles)

2.2 Extensors of the upper arm (extensor muscles)

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