anatomical neck of the humerus

anatomical neck of the humerus

Etymology: Gk, ana, up, temnein, to cut; AS, hnecca; L, humerus, shoulder
the portion of the humerus where there is a slight constriction adjoining the head.
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7 During the seizure, the anatomical neck of the humerus is pulled towards the rim of the glenoid fossa, becomes impacted and can eventually be fractured.