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Laboratory 6. Arm
Step 9. Brachial Artery and its Branches

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Identify the brachial artery [two probes] in the medial aspect of the anterior compartment of the arm. As was seen in step 7, the brachial artery parallels the course of the median nerve [two probes]. It is the only major nerve to cross anterior to the brachial artery.

As was described in the dissection of the axilla ( see Laboratory Five), the axillary artery becomes the brachial artery at the inferior border of teres major muscle [scissors indicate the distal part of the axillary artery which lies anterior to the tendon of latissimus dorsi muscle and teres major muscle].

Links and References:
Grant's: 6.6, 6.43, and 6.63
Netter (1ed.): 407, 408, and 409 (2ed.): 403, 404, and 405
Rohen/Yokochi: 375, 376, and 379 and 397