Coraco Brachialis

Diagram of posterior muscles.

The coraco brachialis muscles (sometimes labelled coracobrachialis muscles) are a pair of deep muscles located in each of the upper-arms of the human body beneath the biceps brachii muscles.

 

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Coraco Brachialis muscles:

Point(s) of Origin:
Point(s) of Insertion:
  • Mid-shaft along the medial border of humerus (bone)
Action(s):
  • Weakly adducts the arm at the shoulder joint
  • Helps to flex the arm at the shoulder joint
  • Helps to stabilize the humerus (bone)

The approximate location of the coraco brachialis muscles (beneath the biceps brachii muscles) is labelled on the diagram of the human anterior muscles.

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