cervical nerves(redirected from Cervical spinal nerves)
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Etymology: L, cervix, neck, nervus, nerve
the eight pairs of spinal nerves that arise from the cervical segments of the spinal cord, from above the atlas to below the seventh vertebra. The first four supply the head and neck, and the other four mainly innervate the upper limbs, scalp, and back. See also cervical plexus.