Muscle Atlas

Biceps Brachii

Origin: Short head: tip of coracoid process of scapula; Long head: supraglenoid tubercle of scapula
Insertion: Tuberosity of radius and fascia of forearm via bicipital aponeurosis
Action: Supinates forearm and, when it is supine, flexes forearm
Innervation: Musculocutaneous nerve (C5 and C6 )
Arterial Supply: Muscular branches of brachial artery

The medical illustrations contained in this online atlas are copyrighted © 1997 by the University of Washington. They may not be utilized, reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the University of Washington.

Receiving a license to use these images is generally quite easy, particularly for academic and scholarly purposes. For more information see the Musculoskeletal Atlas Express Licensing Page.

Back to the Muscle Atlas