Upper limb

The upper limbs or upper extremities are the forelimbs of an upright-postured tetrapod vertebrate, extending from the scapulae and clavicles down to and including the digits, including all the musculatures and ligaments involved with the shoulder, elbow, wrist and knuckle joints.[1] In humans, each upper limb is divided into the arm, forearm and hand, and is primarily used for climbing, lifting and manipulating objects.

Upper limb
Front of right upper extremity.
Back of right upper extremity.
Details
SystemMusculoskeletal
Identifiers
Latinmembrum superius
MeSHD034941
TA98A01.1.00.019
A08.1.01.008
A09.3.01.002
TA2138
FMA7183
Anatomical terminology

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