Triceps Brachii Muscle Flashcards

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

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Origin Long Head

Infraglenoid tubercle of scapula

Origin Lateral Head

Above the radial groove

Origin Medial Head

Below the radial groove

Insertion

Olecranon process of ulna

Actions

  • Extension of elbow
  • Long head: Adduction and extension of the arm at the shoulder joint

Innervation

  • Radial nerve (C6, C7, C8)

Blood Supply

  • Deep brachial artery
  • Long head: posterior circumflex humeral artery

Would you like to learn more about the triceps brachii muscle? Then check out the triceps brachii muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Triceps Brachii Muscle Anatomy

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