Ch 10: Muscles of the Upper Arm

About This Chapter

This informative chapter can help you review the muscles of the arm for an important exam. Our lessons and accompanying quizzes make even the toughest topics easy to understand so you'll be prepared and confident on test day.

Muscles of the Arm - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors outline the muscles of the arm through a series of informative but concise video lessons. The lessons cover topics including the origin of the coracobrachialis muscle and its function, the action and function of the brachialis muscle, the treatments used for brachialis tendonitis and much more. Take your time as you work through the chapter, and feel free to go back and review any of the lessons over again if needed. To test yourself on these topics, take the short quiz you'll find at the end of each lesson. Our learning materials are accessible 24 hours a day on your mobile phone or computer. This chapter is designed to help you:

  • Identify the function and action of the triceps brachii muscle
  • Outline the action and innervation of the anconeus muscle
  • Detail the test used to diagnose pronator teres syndrome
  • Explain the nerve supply and muscle anatomy of the pronator teres
  • Define the flexor carpi radialis muscle and its origin
  • Discuss the innervation and action of the palmaris longus muscle
  • Describe the location and origin of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle
  • Identify the symptoms of extensor carpi ulnaris tendinitis
  • Detail the origin and action of the extensor carpi ulnaris
  • Outline the definitions and insertion of the brachioradialis muscle
  • Explain the action and origin of the extensor carpi radialis longus
  • Discuss the innervation of the supinator muscle

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Muscles of the Upper Arm
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Brachialis Muscle: Origin, Insertion & Action

1. Brachialis Muscle: Origin, Insertion & Action

The brachialis muscle is one of the most powerful muscles in the arm. To learn all about this muscle, including specifics on its placement in the arm and its action, be sure to check out this lesson.

Brachialis Muscle: Function, Location & Nerve Supply

2. Brachialis Muscle: Function, Location & Nerve Supply

The brachialis muscle is the primary flexor of the forearm. Learn what this means, as well as many other facts about the brachialis, by checking out this lesson.

Triceps Brachii Muscle: Definition, Function & Location

3. Triceps Brachii Muscle: Definition, Function & Location

What do the triceps brachii and Cerberus, the mythical dog that guards the Underworld, have in common? If you said they both have three heads, you are correct! Be sure to read this lesson to learn more interesting facts about the triceps brachii!

Triceps Brachii Muscle: Action, Origin & Insertion

4. Triceps Brachii Muscle: Action, Origin & Insertion

The triceps brachii is the large, three-headed muscle located at the back of the arm. Wondering why or how this muscle has three heads? Watch this lesson to find out!

Anconeus Muscle: Action, Origin & Insertion

5. Anconeus Muscle: Action, Origin & Insertion

There is a relatively small muscle near your elbow that helps you do a couple of important things, like push-ups. Find out about this muscle, what it does, as well as its origin and insertion in this lesson.

Anconeus Muscle: Definition, Function & Innervation

6. Anconeus Muscle: Definition, Function & Innervation

This lesson goes over the definition, function, innervation, as well as blood supplied of the anconeus muscle. You'll learn where it's located and what daily things it helps you do.

Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle: Action, Origin & Insertion

7. Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle: Action, Origin & Insertion

In this lesson, we will discuss the Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle. We will look at what this muscle helps us to perform, and the origin and insertion of the muscle.

Flexor Carpi Radialis: Definition, Function & Nerve

8. Flexor Carpi Radialis: Definition, Function & Nerve

The flexor carpi radialis is a muscle of the forearm, hand, and wrist that it vital to everyday life. Learn why this muscle is so vital, as well as other great information about this muscle, in this lesson.

Brachioradialis Muscle: Definition, Function & Nerve

9. Brachioradialis Muscle: Definition, Function & Nerve

The brachioradialis muscle is one of several muscles located in the forearms. Be sure to read this lesson to educate yourself about this muscle, including information about its definition, function, and nerve.

Brachioradialis Muscle: Origin, Action & Insertion

10. Brachioradialis Muscle: Origin, Action & Insertion

The brachioradialis is a forearm muscle that helps to move the forearm in many different directions. Read the rest of this lesson and get ready to learn all about this important muscle!

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