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What are the parts of the elbow called?

Important Structures. The bones of the elbow are the humerus (the upper arm bone), the ulna (the larger bone of the forearm, on the opposite side of the thumb), and the radius (the smaller bone of the forearm on the same side as the thumb).

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Correspondingly, what is the part above your elbow called?

The Anatomy of the Elbow. The elbow is a hinged joint made up of three bones, the humerus, ulna, and radius. The ends of the bones are covered with cartilage. The muscles in your forearm cross the elbow and attach to the humerus. The outside (lateral) bump just above the elbow is called the lateral epicondyle.

Furthermore, what is the area below the elbow called? Forearm. The forearm is the area between the elbow joint and the wrist.

Simply so, what is the scientific name for the elbow?

The name for the elbow in Latin is cubitus, and so the word cubital is used in some elbow-related terms, as in cubital nodes for example.

Why is it called the funny bone?

The "funny bone" got its nickname because of that funny feeling you get after you hit it. But your funny bone isn't actually a bone at all. Running down the inside part of your elbow is a nerve called the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve lets your brain know about feelings in your fourth and fifth fingers.

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