The glenohumeral joint, commonly known as the shoulder joint, is a multiaxial synovial ball and socket joint and involves articulation between the glenoid fossa of the scapula (shoulder blade) and the head of the humerus (upper arm bone). [WP,unvetted]. [ ]

Synonyms: humeral joint articulatio humeri

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Term information

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latin term
articulatio humeri [ FMA:25912 FMA:TA ]

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editor note

note that in this ontology 'glenoid fossa' is a cavity (consistent with FMA) - consider adding a class for the surface of the scapula that is adjacent to this cavity, and making a more explicit connects relationship

external ontology notes

in FMA, this is part of the bony pectoral girdle, alongside the skeleton of pectoral girdle

has broad synonym

joint of shoulder

shoulder joint

has related synonym

humeroscapular joint