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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: On the incidence of the biceps brachii third head in Brazilian whites and blacks
Author: Neto, HS
Camilli, JA
Andrade, JCT
Meciano, J
Marques, MJ
Abstract: The incidence of a third head of the biceps brachii muscle has been reported in several articles, and there is a general idea that it is a race-dependent variation. The aim of this investigation was to study the biceps brachii muscle with regard to the incidence of its third head in a mixed white and black Brazilian population. A total of 200 upper arms from adult white and black cadavers (100 whites and 100 blacks) fixed in a 10% formol solution were examined and compared. It was observed that for white subjects the incidence of the third head was 20% against 9% for the black subjects: a statistically significant difference. We suggest that other factors, in addition to racial ones, might play a part in determining the incidence of the biceps brachii third head in a population.
Subject: biceps brachii muscle third head
biceps brachii muscle variation
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Gustav Fischer Verlag
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 1998
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