thoracic nerve


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thoracic nerve

Any of the twelve pairs of spinal nerves originating in the thoracic segments of the spinal cord. Each thoracic nerve emerges from the spinal canal through the intervertebral foramen below its corresponding vertebra. Thoracic spinal nerves innervate the trunk.
See also: nerve
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Signs and symptoms in 32 patients with West Nile virus (WNV)-associated paralysis Acute infection, 4-month follow up, N = 32 N = 27 Systemic sign or symptom n(%) n(%) Fever (temperature [greater than or equal to] 38[degrees]C) 29(91) 0 Nausea with or without vomiting 26(81) 0 Headache 28(88) 5(19) Altered mental status 16(50) 0 Meningismus 10 * (31) 0 Rash 4(13) 0 WNV-associated neurologic features Tremor 21 ([dagger]) (66) 8(25) Myoclonus 15(47) 2(6) Parkinsonism 8(25) 2(6) Cerebellar ataxia 3(9) 2(6) Limb atrophy 0 17(53) * Includes 2 patients with Guillain-Barre-like syndrome and 1 patient with long thoracic nerve weakness.
Compressive neuropathy of long thoracic nerve and accessory nerve secondary to heavy load bearing.
The nerve supply to these muscles is derived from the lower thoracic nerves, via the lower intercostal, subcostal, iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal nerves (2).