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Triceps Brachii Muscle (Lateral Head)

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2015

The lateral head of the triceps brachii muscle is a muscle of the back of the arm, originating from the back of the humeral shaft and inserting at the elbow. The triceps brachii has three heads (connective immovable muscle) and is the only muscle on the back of the upper arm. It connects the humerus (upper arm bone) and the scapula (shoulder blade) to the ulna (longest of the forearm bones) and ismycontentbreak the primary extensor of the elbow. The three heads are the lateral, the medial, and the long head.