Erb point


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Erb point

(erb poynt)
A point posterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle 2-3 cm above the clavicle, overlying the transverse process of the sixth cervical vertebra and the emergence of cutaneous branches of the cervicle plexus.

Erb point

The point on the side of the neck 2 to 3 cm above the clavicle and in front of the transverse process of the sixth cervical vertebra. Electrical stimulation over this area causes various arm muscles to contract.
See also: Erb, Wilhelm