axillary nerve

(redirected from Circumflex nerve)

ax·il·lar·y nerve

[TA]
nerve that arises from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus in the axilla, passes laterally and posteriorly through the quadrangular space with the posterior circumflex humeral artery; muscular branches pass to the teres minor and wind around the surgical neck of the humerus to the deltoid; terminates as the superior lateral brachial cutaneous nerve.
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ax·il·lar·y nerve

(ak'sil-ār-ē nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus in the axilla, passes laterally and posteriorly through quadrangular space with the posterior circumflex artery, winding round the surgical neck of the humerus to supply the deltoid and teres minor muscles, terminating as the superior lateral brachial cutaneous nerve.
Synonym(s): nervus axillaris [TA] .
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