Subclavius muscle

Dr Yuranga Weerakkody and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The subclavius muscle is a small triangular muscle that depresses the shoulder. It is a minor member of the anterior group of muscles of the pectoral girdle. 


Variant anatomy

Insertion to the coracoid process or the upper border of the scapula in addition to, or instead of, the clavicle.

Anatomy: Upper limb
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rID: 23256
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Subclavius muscle

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