Brachialis Muscle Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to memorise information about the brachialis muscle. Test your knowledge of anatomy using the brachialis flashcards below.

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Origin Superficial Head

Anterior mid-shaft of humerus & lateral intermuscular septum

Origin Deep Head

Anterior aspect of humerus & medial intermuscular septum

Insertion Superficial Head

Ulnar tuberosity

Insertion Deep Head

Aponeurosis branching to ulna & anterior joint capsule


  • Elbow Flexion


  • Musculocutaneous nerve, C5-C6 (primary nerve supply)
  • Radial nerve, C7 (frequently contributes)
  • Median nerve (occasionally contributes)

Blood Supply

  • Mainly brachial artery & radial recurrent artery tributaries with additional contributions from ulnar collateral arteries
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Would you like to learn more about the brachialis muscle? Then check out the brachialis muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Brachialis Muscle Anatomy

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