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triceps

 [tri´seps]
a muscle having three heads; see anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices.

tri·ceps

, pl.

triceps

,

tricepses

(trī'seps), The correct singular form is triceps; there is no such word as tricep.
Three-headed; denoting especially two muscles: triceps brachii and triceps surae. See: muscle.
[L. fr. tri-, three, + caput, head]

triceps

/tri·ceps/ (tri´seps) three-headed, as a triceps muscle.

triceps

(trī′sĕps′)
n. pl. triceps
A large three-headed muscle running along the back of the upper arm and serving to extend the forearm.

tri·ceps

, pl. triceps, tricepses (trī'seps, -ĕz)
Three-headed; denoting especially two muscles: triceps brachii and triceps surae.
See also: muscle
[L. fr. tri-, three, + caput, head]
Figure 1: Efferent nerve pathways from the brainstem and spinal cord. Shown on the right: somatic, to skeletal muscles. Shown on the left: autonomic. B brain stem, C cervical, T thoracic, L lumbar, S sacral segments of the spinal cord. (Red shaded regions are those with no autonomic outflow.)

triceps

the major extensor muscle of the elbow, and the only muscle on the back of the upper arm. Arises partly from the scapula below the shoulder joint but the main bulk from the back of the humerus. Forms a broad tendon which passes behind the elbow joint (separated from it by a small bursa) to be inserted on the back of the olecranon process of the ulna. See Figure 1.

tri·ceps

, pl. triceps, tricepses (trī'seps, -ĕz)
Three-headed; denoting especially two muscles.
[L. fr. tri-, three, + caput, head]

triceps

a muscle having three heads; the triceps muscle of the forearm extends the forearm.

triceps reflex
contraction of the belly of the triceps muscle and slight extension of the forelimb when the tendon of the muscle is tapped directly, with the forelimb flexed and fully supported and relaxed.

Patient discussion about triceps

Q. What is a fast and effective way to get bigger biceps and triceps? I am one of the regular goers to gym for the past 6 months and I am very fond of disposing my biceps and triceps. What is a fast and effective way to get bigger biceps and triceps?

A. I would not do any curls at all. Instead focus on multi joint, compound movements. Try back workouts, pull ups, chin ups, etc.

These will work your biceps. Make sure to go as heavy as possible without hurting yourself, and consume protein. The rest and drink alot of water. Sleep adequately.

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