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Shoulder joint movement. Image 6 of 9. Artwork sequence showing the movement of the glenohumeral joint (shoulder) during abduction and adduction. These muscle movements raise the arm from an initial downwards pointing position to an upwards pointing position, while keeping the arm in the plane of the body. The anatomical detail shows the movements of the bones and muscles in the shoulder girdle, including the change in position of the scapula (shoulder blade). For the full sequence, see images C016/6513 to C016/6521.
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