medial pectoral nerve

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me·di·al pec·to·ral nerve

[TA]
a nerve that arises from the medial cord of the brachial plexus to supply the pectoral muscles; usually pierces the pectoralis minor, then continues to supply mainly the sternocostal portion of pectoralis major.

medial pectoral nerve

a branch of the brachial plexus that, with the lateral pectoral nerve, supplies the pectoral muscles. It joins the lateral pectoral nerve to form a loop around the artery before ending deep in the pectoralis minor. The loop branches to supply the pectoralis minor and the pectoralis major. Compare lateral pectoral nerve.

me·di·al pec·to·ral nerve

(mē'dē-al pek'tŏr-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from medial cord of brachial plexus to supply pectoral muscles; usually pierces pectoralis minor, then continues to supply mainly the sternocostal portion of pectoralis major.
Synonym(s): medial anterior thoracic nerve, nervus pectoralis medialis.

medial pectoral nerve

A motor nerve originating in the medial cord of the brachial plexus and composed of axons C8–T1. It innervates the pectoralis minor muscle and a portion of the pectoralis major muscle.
See also: nerve