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Descriptions of Deltoid

Deltoid: a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Deltoid

Deltoid: The deltoid is one of the muscles of the upper arm and shoulder and gives the shoulder its outward rounded appearance. The deltoid originates on the scapula, inserts on the humerus of the upper arm, and is innervated by the axillary nerve. The deltoid is a large muscle that includes anterior fibers, posterior fibers and lateral fibers. These fibers create a large variety of actions on the shoulder joint, including abduction, extension, lateral rotation, flexion, and medial rotation.

Conditions that can afflict the deltoid include tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.

Closely Related Organs: Deltoid

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Deltoid

The following conditions are related to the organ: Deltoid:

Other Names: Deltoid

The following are other names for the organ: Deltoid:

  • Deltoideus
  • Shoulder muscle

Sub Parts: Deltoid

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Deltoid

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