intercostal nerves


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in·ter·cos·tal nerves

[TA]
ventral primary rami of thoracic nerves [T1-T11].
Synonym(s): nervi intercostales [TA]
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in·ter·cos·tal nerves

(in'tĕr-kos'tăl nĕrvz) [TA]
Ventral primary rami of the thoracic nerves.
Synonym(s): nervi intercostales [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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They are generally located in the costovertebral area and often arise from intercostal nerves or sympathetic chain.
Abnormal distribution of the nervus dorsalis scapulae, and of certain of the intercostal nerves. J Anat Physiol.
2 A variety of strategies including spinal anesthesia, intercostal nerve block, systemic opioids, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and alpha-2 agonist are used to control pain.
Neurotization of brachial plexus avulsion with intercostal nerves (personal techniques).
It was shown that the intercostal nerve was exposed to injury in 85% of the cadavers at the lateral border of the paraspinous muscle, and in 100% at both the mid-scapular line and the posterior axillary line.
* Difficulty breathing--if the intercostal nerves are blocked patients may feel that they cannot take a deep breath.
(1996) An anatomical analysis of the relationships between the intercostal nerves and the thoracic and abdominal muscles in man.
Thus, stimulating along the lower thoracic ribs closer to the origin of intercostal nerves may increase abdominal muscle responses.
The rectus sheath block anaesthetises the 9th, 10th and 11th intercostal nerves in its course through the rectus sheath.
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(A) Rib-associated intercostal nerves are rerouted and connected to the paralysis-affected femoral cutaneous (into thigh) and ilioinguinal nerves, restoring some leg and sexual sensation.