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Muscles of the Shoulder, Function


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Supraspinatus
Extends shoulder joint, stabilise shoulder joint.
Biceps Brachii
Extends shoulder joint, flexes elbow, adducts foeleg and stabilises shoulder.
Anterior Pectorals
Draws foreleg forwards, cushions front leg on landing.
Posterior Pectorals
Draws foreleg backwards, forms part of thoracic sling.
Deltoid
Flexes shoulder joint
Triceps
Flexes shoulder joint and extends elbow joint. Locks elbow.