Deltoid muscle

The deltoid muscle (also known as deltoideus) is the largest of the shoulder muscles. The muscle is composed of three heads (clavicular, acromial and spinous), although electromyography suggests that there are at least seven control regions that could act independently 1.

Summary

Anatomy: Upper limb
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Article information

rID: 23169
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Delts
  • Deltoideus muscle

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: anterior arm anatomy (Gray's illustration)
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