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The coracobrachialis (Latin: musculus coracobrachialis) is a slender, flat muscle of the upper limb. It is located in the anterior compartment of the upper arm together with the biceps brachii and brachialis muscles. The coracobrachialis stretches between the scapula and humerus. This muscle is one of the arm flexors.

OriginCoracoid process of scapula
InsertionAnteromedial surface of humeral body
Action Flexion, adduction and internal rotation of arm
InnervationMusculocutaneous nerve (C5 - C7)
Blood supply Brachial, anterior humeral circumflex and thoracoacromial arteries
Coracobrachialis, Muscles of upper limb, Muscles of upper arm, Anterior compartment muscles of upper arm, Anterior compartment muscles, Arm flexors, Origin of coracobrachialis, Insertion of coracobrachialis, Anterior view of coracobrachialis
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The coracobrachialis muscle originates from the coracoid process of the scapula.

Origin and insertion of coracobrachialis by Anatomy



The coracobrachialis inserts on the anteromedial surface of the humeral body.



The coracobrachialis muscle provides flexion, adduction and internal (medial) rotation of the arm at the shoulder joint.



The coracobrachialis is innervated by the musculocutaneous nerve (C5 - C7) that is a branch of the brachial plexus.


Blood supply

The coracobrachialis muscle primarily receives arterial blood supply from the muscular branches of the brachial artery. It is also supplied by the anterior humeral circumflex and thoracoacromial arteries. Both are branches of the axillary artery.