thoracodorsal nerve

(redirected from Middle subscapular nerve)

tho·ra·co·dor·sal nerve

[TA]
arises from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus; it contains fibers from the sixth, seventh, and eighth cervical nerves and supplies the latissimus dorsi muscle.

thoracodorsal nerve

[thôr′əkōdôr′səl]
Etymology: Gk, thorax + L, dorsum, back
the middle subscapular nerve, a branch of the brachial plexus, usually arising between the upper and lower subscapular nerves. It courses along the posterior wall of the axilla and terminates in branches that supply the latissimus dorsi.

tho·ra·co·dor·sal nerve

(thōr'ă-kō-dōr'săl nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus; it contains fibers from the sixth, seventh, and eighth cervical nerves and supplies the latissimus dorsi muscle.
Synonym(s): nervus thoracodorsalis [TA] .

thoracodorsal nerve

A nerve originating in the posterior cord of the brachial plexus and composed of axons from spinal cord segments C6–C8. It runs inside the posterior axillary wall and along the lateral edge of the back to innervate the latissimus dorsi muscle.
See also: nerve
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