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.

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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