subscapular nerves

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sub·scap·u·lar nerves

[TA]
two branches of the posterior cord of the brachial plexus, an upper and lower, supplying the subscapularis muscle; the lower subscapular nerve also supplies the teres major muscle.
Synonym(s): nervi subscapulares [TA]

subscapular nerves

branches of the brachial plexus that innervate the subscapularis muscle. The inferior subscapular nerve also innervates the teres major muscles.

sub·scap·u·lar nerves

(sŭb-skap'yū-lăr nĕrvz) [TA]
Two branches of the posterior cord of the brachial plexus, an upper and a lower, supplying the subscapularis muscle; the lower subscapular nerve also supplies the teres major muscle.
Synonym(s): nervi subscapulares.
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9,10) Given that the contraction of the upper subscapularis can cause abduction and is innervated by the upper subscapular nerve and contraction of the lower subscapularis can cause adduction and is innervated by the lower subscapular nerve, some researchers believe that these two portions of the muscle may function independently.

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