dorsal scapular nerve


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dor·sal scap·u·lar nerve

[TA]
arises from ventral primary rami of the fifth to seventh cervical nerves and passes downward to supply the levator scapulae and the rhomboideus major and minor muscles.

dorsal scapular nerve

one of a pair of supraclavicular branches from the roots of the brachial plexus. It supplies the rhomboideus major and the rhomboideus minor and sends a branch to the levator scapulae.

dor·sal scap·u·lar nerve

(dōr'săl skap'yū-lăr nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from ventral primary rami of the fifth to seventh cervical nerves and passes downward to supply the levator scapulae and the rhomboideus major and minor muscles.
Synonym(s): nervus dorsalis scapulae [TA] .
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