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Triceps (Lateral Head)

The triceps brachii is a large muscle that covers the entire back side of the upper arm. It is divided into three sections, known as the lateral (outer) head, medial (middle) head, and long (inner) head.


Origin

The lateral head of the triceps originates on the back of the humerus from the middle of the shaft to almost the very top.

Insertion

All three heads come together into a common tendon which inserts on the olecranon process of the ulna.

Function

Elbow joint extension.

Triceps (Lateral Head)