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Definition of Supraspinatus muscle

Supraspinatus muscle: The muscle that elevates the arm and moves it away from the body. The tendon of the supraspinatus muscle is one of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and constitute the rotator cuff.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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