musculocutaneous nerve

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mus·cu·lo·cu·ta·ne·ous nerve

[TA]
arises from lateral cord of the brachial plexus, passes through the coracobrachialis muscle and then downward between the brachialis and biceps, supplying these three muscles and continuing distally as the lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm.
Synonym(s): nervus musculocutaneus [TA]

musculocutaneous nerve

[mus′kyəlōkyo̅o̅tā′nē·əs]
Etymology: L, musculus + cutis, skin, osus, having
one of the terminal branches of the brachial plexus. It is formed on each side by division of the lateral cord of the plexus into two branches. Various branches and filaments supply different structures, such as the biceps, the brachialis, the humerus, and the skin of the forearm. Compare median nerve, radial nerve, ulnar nerve.

mus·cu·lo·cu·ta·ne·ous nerve

(mŭs'kyū-lō-kyū-tā'nē-ŭs nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from lateral cord of the brachial plexus, passes through the coracobrachialis muscle, and then downward between the brachialis and biceps, supplying these three muscles and being prolonged as the lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm.
Synonym(s): nervus musculocutaneus [TA] .

musculocutaneous nerve

nerve supplying both muscle tissue and skin

musculocutaneous

pertaining to muscle and skin.

musculocutaneous nerve
notable because in the horse it is connected to the median nerve forming a sling in which the axillary artery is supported. See also Table 14.
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Motor response of the musculocutaneus nerve was recorded from the biceps muscle, the axillary nerve from the deltoid muscle, and the radial nerve from the triceps muscle by using superficial electrodes.