Learning Modules - Medical Gross Anatomy
Movements of the Upper Limb - Page 6 of 18


Arm Adduction

Adduction of the arm is also called adduction of/at the shoulder. This motion can be divided into two motions: downward rotation of the scapula and true adduction of the arm at the shoulder.

Muscles: pectoralis major and minor, latissimus dorsi, teres major, gravity (depending on body position), and even the lowest fibers of the deltoid (making deltoid its own antagonist)

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