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Body Regions > Extremities > Upper Extremity

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Upper Extremity  


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Entry terms

  • Extremity, Upper
  • Limbs, Upper
  • Limb, Upper
  • Membrum superius
  • Upper Limb
  • Upper Limbs


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Scope note

  • The region of the upper limb in animals, extending from the deltoid region to the HAND, and including the ARM; AXILLA; and SHOULDER.

History note

  • 2003; use ARM 1987-2002

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