Definition of Musculus triceps brachii

1. Noun. The skeletal muscle having three origins that extends the forearm when it contracts.

Exact synonyms: Triceps Brachii
Group relationships: Arm
Generic synonyms: Triceps



Medical Definition of Musculus triceps brachii

1. Origin, long or scapular head: lateral border of scapula below glenoid fossa, lateral head: lateral and posterior surface of humerus below greater tubercle, medial head: posterior surface of humerus below radial groove; insertion, olecranon of ulna; action, extends elbow; nerve supply, radial. Synonym: musculus triceps brachii, triceps muscle of arm. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Triceps Brachii

musculus transversalis nasi
musculus transversospinalis
musculus transversus auriculae
musculus transversus linguae
musculus transversus menti
musculus transversus nuchae
musculus transversus perinei superficialis
musculus transversus thoracis
musculus trapezius
musculus triangularis
musculus triangularis labii inferioris
musculus triangularis labii superioris
musculus triangularis sterni
musculus triceps brachii (current term)
musculus triceps coxae
musculus triceps surae
musculus triticeoglossus
musculus unipennatus
musculus uvulae
musculus vastus externus
musculus vastus intermedius
musculus vastus internus
musculus vastus lateralis
musculus vastus medialis
musculus ventricularis
musculus verticalis linguae
musculus vocalis
musculus zygomaticus

Literary usage of Musculus triceps brachii

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"Triceps (musculus triceps brachii).—This muscle occupies the entire posterior osteo-fascial compartment of the upper arm. It arises by a long or middle head ..."

2. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain). (1907)
"... in der Sehne des musculus triceps brachii. Ein Beitrag zur Pathogenese der Ganglien. Berlin. Arb. chir. Klinik, 15, 1901, (167-179, mit l Taf.). [0484]. ..."

3. The Treatment of tabetic ataxia by Heinrich S. Frenkel (1917)
"A simple and instructive example of this substitution was furnished by a patient who suffered from complete atrophy of the musculus triceps brachii, ..."

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