lateral pectoral nerve


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Related to lateral pectoral nerve: Medial pectoral nerve, Upper subscapular nerve

lat·er·al pec·to·ral nerve

[TA]
a nerve that arises from the lateral cord of the brachial plexus usually passing medial to pectoralis minor to supply the sternoclavicular head of pectoralis major.

lateral pectoral nerve

one of a pair of branches from the brachial plexus that, with the medial pectoral nerve, supplies the pectoral muscles. It lies lateral to the axillary artery, arises from the lateral cord of the plexus or from the anterior divisions of the superior and middle trunks just before they unite into the cord, and ends on the deep surface of the clavicular and the cranial sternocostal parts of the pectoralis major. Compare medial pectoral nerve.

lat·er·al pec·to·ral nerve

(lat'ĕr-ăl pek'tŏr-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
A nerve that arises from the lateral cord of the brachial plexus usually passing medial to pectoralis minor to supply the sternoclavicular head of pectoralis major.
Synonym(s): lateral anterior thoracic nerve, nervus pectoralis lateralis.

lateral pectoral nerve

A motor nerve originating in the lateral cord of the brachial plexus and composed of axons from C5–C7. It innervates the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles.
See also: nerve
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