Coracobrachialis muscle

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The coracobrachialis muscle is a muscle that connects the scapula (shoulder blade) to the humerus. When contracted, it brings the arm forward and inward.

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Origin

The coracobrachialis originates at the coracoid process of the scapula.

Insertion

The coracobrachialis inserts into the body of the humerus.

Innervation

The coracobrachialis is innervated by the lateral cord of the musculocutaneous nerve (C5-C7).

Word origin

The word coracobrachialis refers to the two endpoints of the muscle: the coracoid process and the brachialis, Latin for arm.

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