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Pectoral Girdle

Descriptions of Pectoral Girdle

Pectoral Girdle: a skeletal support to which the forelimbs of vertebrates are attached
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Pectoral Girdle

Pectoral Girdle: The pectoral girdle is a group of bones that attaches the arms to the thorax. The pectoral girdle also provides points of attachment for many muscles that move the arms. There is one pair of pectoral girdles located in each shoulder area. Each pectoral girdle includes the clavicle and scapula.

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

Closely Related Organs: Pectoral Girdle

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Pectoral Girdle

The following conditions are related to the organ: Pectoral Girdle:

Other Names: Pectoral Girdle

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Sub Parts: Pectoral Girdle

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Pectoral Girdle:

  • Structure of the clavicle

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Pectoral Girdle

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Pectoral Girdle:

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