|Deep muscles of the chest and front of the arm, with the boundaries of the axilla. (Subclavius visible at upper left, above first rib.)|
|Gray's||subject #122 438|
|Insertion:||subclavian groove of clavicle|
|Artery:||thoracoacromial artery, clavicular branch|
|Nerve:||nerve to subclavius|
|Action:||depression of clavicle|
The Subclavius is a small triangular muscle, placed between the clavicle and the first rib. Along with the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles, the subclavius muscle makes up the anterior wall of the axilla.
Origin and insertion
It arises by a short, thick tendon from the first rib and its cartilage at their junction, in front of the costoclavicular ligament.
The Subclavius depresses the shoulder, carrying it downward and forward. It draws the clavicle inferiorly as well as anteriorly.
Insertion into coracoid process instead of clavicle or into both clavicle and coracoid process. Sternoscapular fasciculus to the upper border of scapula. Sternoclavicularis from manubrium to clavicle between Pectoralis major and coracoclavicular fascia.
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- Drake, Richard, et al. Gray's Anatomy For Students, Elsevier Inc., 2005