musculocutaneous nerve


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Related to musculocutaneous nerve: radial nerve, axillary nerve, median nerve

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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The coil was positioned perpendicularly to the trajectory of the musculocutaneous nerve and firmly against the skin with the crossover positioned on the motor point of BB which was detected before the experiment and was marked with a pen to ensure consistent placement of the coil during the experiment.
The additional re-innervation of the brachialis, a strong elbow flexor, has improved outcome following loss of the musculocutaneous nerve.
MC = musculocutaneous nerve, MED = median nerve, RAD = radial nerve, ULN = ulnar nerve.
The musculocutaneous nerve is within the body of the coracobrachialis.
There is a contribution from the subscapular nerve, a branch of the posterior cord, and small contributions from the musculocutaneous nerve, the continuation of the lateral cord (1,8).