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Deltoid tuberosity of humerus

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Anatomy, bony landmarks and function of the humerus.

The deltoid tuberosity is a prominent rough triangular area located at approximately the mid-point of the lateral aspect of the shaft of the humerus

It serves as the distal attachment site for the deltoid muscle. Just distal to the deltoid tuberosity on the anterior surface of the humerus is the origin of the brachialis muscle.

Terminology English: Deltoid tuberosity of humerus
Latin: Tuberositas deltoidea humeri
Definition Rough elevated area at the mid-point of the anterolateral surface of the humerus
Function Attachment site for the deltoid muscle

Learn more about the bony landmarks of the humerus with this study unit (and article):

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