latissimus dorsi muscle

(redirected from musculus latissimus dorsi)

la·tis·si·mus dor·si mus·cle

(lă-tis'i-mŭs dōr'sī mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, spinous processes of the lower five or six thoracic and the lumbar vertebrae, median ridge of sacrum, and outer lip of iliac crest; insertion, with teres major into posterior lip of bicipital groove of humerus; action, adducts arm, rotates it medially, and extends it; nerve supply, thoracodorsal.
Synonym(s): musculus latissimus dorsi [TA] .
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latissimus dorsi muscle

Back muscle. Origin: spinous processes of vertebrae T7-S3, thoracolumbar fascia, iliac crest. Insertion: bicipital groove of humerus. Nerve: thoracodorsal (C6-C8). Action: adducts, extends, and medially rotates arm.
See also: muscle
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References in periodicals archive ?
First, we concentrate on the PHCA passing under the fused tendons of the teres major (musculus teres major, TM) and the latissimus dorsi (musculus latissimus dorsi, LD).
Zur Anatomie des Musculus Latissimus Dorsi. Oseterreichische Med Wochenschrift 15:454-58, 1846.

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