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Descriptions of Humerus

Humerus: bone extending from the shoulder to the elbow
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Humerus

Humerus: The humerus is a long bone that is located in the upper arm. There is one humerus in each arm, and they form a part of the appendicular skeleton. The humerus articulates with the scapula to make the shoulder joint and the radius and the ulna to create the elbow joint. The functions of the humerus include supporting movement of the extremities, creating insertion points for muscles, producing blood cells in bone marrow, and storing some minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus.

Conditions that can afflict the humerus include infection, trauma, fracture, bone cancer, leukemia, osteoporosis, osteomyelitis and dislocations.

Closely Related Organs: Humerus

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Humerus

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Other Names: Humerus

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Sub Parts: Humerus

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Humerus

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Condition count: 0

Organ types: Bone (91), Upper arm (1)

Number: 2 humerus (one in each arm)

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Humerus: Related Topics

More Anatomy Topics

  • Sharpey's Fibers
  • Shin
  • shin bone ... see Tibia
  • Short Bones
  • Short Head of the Biceps Brachii
  • Shoulder
  • shoulder blade ... see Scapula
  • Shoulder Joint
  • Shoulder Ligaments
  • shoulders ... see Shoulder
  • Sight
  • Sigmoid Colon
  • Simple Epithelium
  • Sinoatrial node

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