supraspinatus


supraspinatus
See s. (muscle).

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su·pra·spi·na·tus -.spī-'nāt-əs n a muscle of the back of the shoulder that arises from the supraspinous fossa of the scapula, that inserts into the top of the greater tubercle of the humerus, that is one of the muscles making up the rotator cuff of the shoulder, and that rotates the humerus laterally and helps to abduct the arm

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  • Supraspinatus — Musculus supraspinatus Schultermuskulatur mit M. supraspinatus (7) Ursprung Fossa supraspinata scapulae Ansatz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • supraspinatus — noun A small muscle at the top of the shoulder blade. See Also: supraspinatous fascia, supraspinatous fossa …   Wiktionary

  • supraspinatus — su·pra·spi·na·tus …   English syllables

  • supraspinatus — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌspīˈnād.əs noun ( es) Etymology: New Latin, from supra + Latin spina spine + atus ate more at spine : a muscle of the back of the shoulder arising from the supraspinous fossa of the scapula and inserted into the top of the greater… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Supraspinatus muscle — ] InnervationThe supraspinatus muscle is supplied by the suprascapular nerve (C5 and C6), which arises from the superior trunk of the brachial plexus and passes laterally through the posterior triangle of the neck and through the scapular notch… …   Wikipedia

  • Supraspinatus muscle — A muscle that is responsible for elevating the arm and moving it away from the body. The tendon of the supraspinatus muscle is one of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and constitute the rotator cuff. Each of the four tendons of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • supraspinatus syndrome — tenderness over the supraspinatus tendon, a painful arc on movement of the arm, and a reversal of scapulohumeral rhythm …   Medical dictionary

  • M. supraspinatus — Musculus supraspinatus Schultermuskulatur mit M. supraspinatus (7) Ursprung Fossa supraspinata scapulae Ansatz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Musculus supraspinatus — Schultermuskulatur mit M. supraspinatus (7) vom Rücken her gesehen Ursprung Fossa supraspinata scapulae Ansatz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Muscle, supraspinatus — A muscle that is responsible for elevating the arm and moving it away from the body. The tendon of the supraspinatus muscle is one of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and constitute the rotator cuff. Each of the four tendons of the… …   Medical dictionary


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