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Descriptions of Scapula

Scapula: either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
Source: WordNet 2.1

Scapula : Shoulder blade.

Summary Information: Scapula

Scapula: The scapula is a thick flat bone that helps to form the shoulder and the pectoral girdle by articulating with the clavicle and the humerus of the arm. There is one pair of scapulas located in the upper outer portions of the back. The scapula creates many attachment points for muscles, creates form and structure for the shoulder, allows for the flexible movement of the shoulder and protects some of the back areas of the ribs. It also stores some minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus.

The scapula is a part of the appendicular skeleton. Conditions that can afflict the scapula include trauma, fracture, dislocation, osteomyelitis and winged scapula.

Closely Related Organs: Scapula

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Scapula:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Scapula

The following conditions are related to the organ: Scapula:

Other Names: Scapula

The following are other names for the organ: Scapula:

Sub Parts: Scapula

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Scapula:

  • Structure of the scapula

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Scapula

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Scapula:

Condition count: 1 ; see list below.

Number: 2 scapula bones (one in each shoulder)

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Diseases List for Scapula:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Scapula' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:


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