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Related to antecubital fossa: cephalic vein, brachial artery
Etymology: L, ante, before, cubitum, elbow, fossa, ditch
a depression at the bend of the elbow.
The triangular region in the forearm on the anterior (flexor) surface of the elbow. Bounded laterally by the brachioradialis muscle and medially by the pronator teres muscle, the fossa contains the tendon of the biceps brachialis muscle and the brachial artery. Two large superficial veins, the cephalic and its branch, the median cubital, are common sites for blood drawing. Synonym: cubital fossa
See also: fossa