from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See brachial, n., 2.

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  • noun anatomy A muscle in the upper arm that flexes the elbow joint.


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  • In the humerus, drill-mangabeys, drills and mandrills share a notably broad deltoid plane, a proximally extended supinator crest, a broad flange for the brachialis, and a narrow olecranon process with a deep lateral ridge, and there are also characters in the radius and ulna that unite these monkeys to the exclusion of their close relatives.

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  • I had two reasons: one, obviously, was to add a PhD to the doctorate that I had earned with a thesis on the clinical problems of neuritis of the plexus brachialis at the University of Basel.

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  • Or the nerve and vessel may be lying concealed beneath a slip of the brachialis anticus muscle, E,

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  • E, the brachialis anticus muscle, and between the two accompanying veins; at the inner side of the artery, but separated from it by a small interval occupied by one of the veins, is situated the median nerve d,

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  • If it be required to ligature the artery at this locality, an incision two inches and a half in length, made along the course of the vessel, and avoiding the superficial veins, will expose the fascia; and this being next divided on the director, the artery will be exposed resting on the brachialis anticus, and between the biceps tendon and pronator teres muscle.

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  • B. Axillary artery, crossed by one root of the median nerve; b, basilic vein, forming, with a, the axillary vein, A.C. C.raco-brachialis muscle.

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  • The inner side is formed by the serratus magnus muscle, M, Plate 12, on the side of the thorax; the external side is formed by the scapular and humeral insertion of the subscapular muscle, the humerus and coraco-brachialis muscle; and the posterior side is formed by the latissimus dorsi, the teres and body of the subscapular muscle.

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  • As the coracoid process points to the situation of the artery in the axilla, so the coraco-brachialis muscle, C, marks the exact locality of the vessel as it emerges from this region; the artery ranges along the inner margin of both the process and the muscle, which latter, in fleshy bodies, sometimes overhangs and conceals it.

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  • D. Axillary plexus of nerves, of which d is a branch on the coracoid border of the axillary artery; e, the musculo-cutaneous nerve, piercing the coraco-brachialis muscle; f, the ulnar nerve; g, musculo-spiral nerve; h, the median nerve; i, the circumflex nerve.

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  • When the vessel has passed the insertion of the coraco-brachialis, it becomes situated at the inner side of the biceps, which also partly overlaps it, as it now lies on the forepart of the brachialis anticus.

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