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Encyclopedia > Underarm
Underarm
Underarm of a male human
Latin axilla
Gray's subject #149 585
Artery axillary artery
Vein axillary vein
Nerve axillary nerve, medial cord, posterior cord, lateral cord
Lymph axillary lymph nodes
MeSH Axilla
Dorlands/Elsevier a_76/12171908

The underarm (or armpit, axilla, or oxter) is the area on the human body directly under the joint where the arm connects to the shoulder. In cricket, underarm bowling is as old as the sport itself. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 496 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Section of an artery For other uses, see Artery (disambiguation). ... In human anatomy, the axillary artery is a large blood vessel that conveys oxygenated blood to the lateral aspect of the thorax, the axilla (armpit) and the upper limb. ... In the circulatory system, a vein is a blood vessel that carries blood toward the heart. ... Anterior view of right upper limb and thorax - axillary vein and the distal part of the basilic vein and cephalic vein. ... Nerves (yellow) Nerves redirects here. ... The axillary nerve is a nerve of the human body, that comes off the posterior cord of the brachial plexus at the level of the axilla (armpit) and carries nerve fibers from C5 and C6. ... The Medial cord is a division of the brachial plexus. ... The Posterior cord is a division of the brachial plexus. ... The Lateral cord is a division of the brachial plexus. ... In mammals including humans, the lymphatic vessels (or lymphatics) are a network of thin tubes that branch, like blood vessels, into tissues throughout the body. ... The Axillary lymph nodes are of large size, vary from twenty to thirty in number, and may be arranged in the following groups: 1. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Elseviers logo. ... Look up ARM in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the body part. ...

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Boundaries

Anatomically, the axilla has the following boundaries:

The Pectoralis major is a thick, fan-shaped muscle, situated at the upper front (anterior) of the chest wall. ... The Pectoralis minor is a thin, triangular muscle, situated at the upper part of the thorax, beneath the Pectoralis major. ... The Subclavius muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Subscapularis is a large triangular muscle which fills the subscapular fossa, and arises from its medial two-thirds and from the lower two-thirds of the groove on the axillary border of the bone. ... Teres major is a muscle of the upper limb and one of six scapulohumeral muscles. ... Latissimus dorsi is a large flat muscle located on the back. ... The human rib cage. ... Serratus anterior Serratus anterior muscle is the surface of upper 9 ribs at side of chest - anterior aspect along entire length of medial border of scapula - (protraction) draws medial border of scapula away from vertebrae (upward rotation). ... The coracobrachialis is one of the three muscles that attach to the coracoid process of the scapula. ... In human anatomy, the biceps brachii is a muscle located on the upper arm. ... The tubercles of the humerus are separated from each other by a deep groove, the intertubercular groove (bicipital groove, sulcus intertubercular), which lodges the long tendon of the Biceps brachii and transmits a branch of the anterior humeral circumflex artery to the shoulder-joint. ... The first rib is the most curved and usually the shortest of all the ribs; it is broad and flat, its surfaces looking upward and downward, and its borders inward and outward. ... Left scapula - front view () Left scapula - rear view () In anatomy, the scapula, or shoulder blade, is the bone that connects the humerus (arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone). ... Collarbone and collar bone redirect here. ...

Underarm hair

Main article: Underarm hair
Underarm of a female human

Underarm hair usually grows in the underarms of both males and females, beginning in adolescence, though it is common in some societies for women to remove it for aesthetic reasons, while men tend to keep it. Recently, however, many men in the U.S. and Europe have begun to remove underarm hair due to popularization by hairless male models and athletes and thinking it is embarrassing if they show it when wearing a sleeveless shirt.[citation needed] Underarm hair of a female human Underarm hair, also called axillary hair, is the composition of hair in the underarm area. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 42 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A photo of my armpit; intended for use at Underarm and/or Underarm hair. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 42 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A photo of my armpit; intended for use at Underarm and/or Underarm hair. ... Underarm hair of a female human Underarm hair, also called axillary hair, is the composition of hair in the underarm area. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars, which is also the alchemical symbol for iron, represents the male sex. ... Look up Female in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ... Aesthetics (or esthetics) (from the Greek word αισθητική) is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty. ... A male wearing a sleeveless shirt. ...


Body odor

Body odor develops in the underarms due in part to the waste products of microorganisms that feed on sebum, the fatty secretions produced by apocrine glands. The native microorganisms are regarded as an ecoorgan. Bromhidrosis or body odor (also called bromidrosis, osmidrosis and ozochrotia) is the smell of bacteria growing on the body. ... A microorganism or microbe is an organism that is so small that it is microscopic (invisible to the naked eye). ... The sebaceous glands are glands found in the skin of mammals. ... Sweating (also called perspiration or sometimes transpiration) is the loss of a watery fluid, consisting mainly of sodium chloride and urea in solution, that is secreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. ...


A wide variety of deodorant and antiperspirant products are sold for the purpose of mitigating this odour. Roll-on deodorant Rexona Degree brand Stick deodorant Deodorants are substances applied to the body, most frequently the armpits, to reduce the body odor caused by the bacterial breakdown of perspiration. ...


Cultural significance

The underarms are among the locations in the human body which are most vulnerable to tickling. A young girl tickles her sibling, evoking a pleasurable response in the child being tickled. ...


The sexual attraction to the underarms is called axillism or maschalophilous. This does not cite its references or sources. ...


Terminology

The term oxter, pronounced 'ock-ster' is most often used in Scotland, northern England, and Ireland. Northern Ireland generally replaces all other names of underarm for oxter. This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


The term "underarm" only refers to the outer surface of the axilla.[1] However, the terms are sometimes used interchangeably in casual contexts.


Colloquially, armpit refers to an object or place which is smelly, greasy or otherwise undesirable.[citation needed]


See also

Underarm hair of a female human Underarm hair, also called axillary hair, is the composition of hair in the underarm area. ...

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References

  1. ^ a_61/12152705 at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

Dorlands Medical Dictionary was first published in 1890 as the American Illustrated Medical Dictionary including 770 pages. ...

External links


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Underarm bowling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1584 words)
Underarm bowling was effective while pitch conditions were difficult for batsmen due to being uneven and uncovered.
By the beginning of the 20th Century, underarm had moreorless disappeared and was rarely seen thereafter, although exceptions did occur.
In the February 1981 underarm delivery incident, the batsman at the non-striker's end, Bruce Edgar, was on 102 not out at the time and his innings has been called "the most overlooked century of all time".
Underarm hair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Underarm hair is the composition of hair in the underarm area.
Today, in, many Western countries, it is the norm for women to wax or shave off their underarm hair regularly for aesthetic reasons if it is likely to be in view, although the prevalence of this varies widely.
In the Western World, male underarm hair removal was mostly identified with the gay community and/or BDSM subculture until metrosexual fashion has introduced it as a more common practice.
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