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Ch 11: Muscles of the Forearm

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We've made it easy to study the muscles of the forearm with the engaging collection of lessons in this chapter. You can tackle these topics confidently as you prepare for an exam or finish your homework with help from our self-paced and mobile-friendly video and text lessons.

Muscles of the Forearm - Chapter Summary

In this interesting chapter, the muscles of the forearm are clearly outlined by our expert instructors. The definition of coracobrachialis, the action of the extensor carpi ulnaris and many more topics are covered. Our self-paced lessons are a great way to catch up after missing class or to help you increase your grade. The lesson quizzes and chapter test are a great way to test your progress before, during or after reviewing the lessons. Feel free to submit any questions to one of our instructors through the Dashboard, where you can also keep tabs on your progress through the chapter. Once you complete these lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Outline the action of the extensor carpi radialis and the extensor carpi ulnaris
  • Detail the function, origin and nerve of the flexor carpi radialis muscle
  • Discuss the insertion, location and function of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle
  • Explain the location, origin and insertion of the palmaris longus muscle
  • Explore the pronator teres muscle anatomy and nerve supply
  • Describe the action of the supinator muscle

11 Lessons in Chapter 11: Muscles of the Forearm
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Coracobrachialis Muscle: Action, Origin & Insertion

1. Coracobrachialis Muscle: Action, Origin & Insertion

The coracobrachialis is a small muscle in the shoulder. This muscle may be small but it has a big role in the body. In this lesson you'll learn all about the coracobrachialis muscle, including its insertion, origin, and action!

Coracobrachialis: Definition, Function & Innervation

2. Coracobrachialis: Definition, Function & Innervation

Do you know where your coracobrachialis is located or what this muscle does? If you don't know the answers to these questions, be sure to check out this lesson, which has all kinds of interesting facts about this small but important muscle.

Extensor Carpi Ulnaris: Origin, Insertion & Action

3. Extensor Carpi Ulnaris: Origin, Insertion & Action

Want to learn about the origin, insertion, and action of the extensor carpi ulnaris, a muscle of the forearm, wrist, and hand? Look no further than this very lesson!

Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus: Action, Origin & Insertion

4. Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus: Action, Origin & Insertion

The extensor carpi radialis longus is one of three muscles of the forearm that make up the mobile wad of Henry. Don't know what the mobile wad of Henry is? Read this lesson to find out!

Flexor Carpi Ulnaris: Definition, Location & Function

5. Flexor Carpi Ulnaris: Definition, Location & Function

The flexor carpi ulnaris is a small but very important muscle of the body. Be sure to check out this lesson in order to learn all about this muscle, including its definition, location, and function!

Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle: Origin, Insertion & Action

6. Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle: Origin, Insertion & Action

The flexor carpi ulnaris muscle is a two-headed muscle in the forearm. Learn why his muscle has two heads, as well as other great information on the flexor carpi ulnaris, by reading this lesson.

Palmaris Longus: Definition, Function & Innervation

7. Palmaris Longus: Definition, Function & Innervation

If you'd like to find out what palmaris longus is, what it does, and what it's innervated by, read this lesson. You'll also learn a neat trick that will help you spot part of palmaris longus on your own body!

Palmaris Longus Muscle: Origin, Action & Insertion

8. Palmaris Longus Muscle: Origin, Action & Insertion

This lesson goes over a little known but pretty cool muscle known as palmaris longus. You'll learn about its origin, insertion, as well as its two main actions in our body.

Pronator Teres: Definition, Function & Nerve Supply

9. Pronator Teres: Definition, Function & Nerve Supply

The pronator teres is a muscle located in the forearm that most people use hundreds of times each day. Want to learn more about this muscle? Then be sure to read this lesson!

Pronator Teres Muscle Anatomy: Action, Insertion & Origin

10. Pronator Teres Muscle Anatomy: Action, Insertion & Origin

Without muscles, the body could not function. All muscles have a certain job, but some muscles have a very unique job. In this lesson, we will learn all about the pronator teres muscle, including its unique job.

Supinator Muscle: Action, Origin & Innervation

11. Supinator Muscle: Action, Origin & Innervation

The supinator muscle is an important muscle for daily activities, and it is a muscle that most people do not know much about. Learn all about this muscle, including its origin, innervation, and action, by checking out this lesson!

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