thoracodorsal nerve


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Related to thoracodorsal nerve: brachial plexus, Upper subscapular nerve

tho·ra·co·dor·sal nerve

[TA]
arises from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus; it contains fibers from the sixth, seventh, and eighth cervical nerves and supplies the latissimus dorsi muscle.
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tho·ra·co·dor·sal nerve

(thōr'ă-kō-dōr'săl nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus; it contains fibers from the sixth, seventh, and eighth cervical nerves and supplies the latissimus dorsi muscle.
Synonym(s): nervus thoracodorsalis [TA] .
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thoracodorsal nerve

A nerve originating in the posterior cord of the brachial plexus and composed of axons from spinal cord segments C6–C8. It runs inside the posterior axillary wall and along the lateral edge of the back to innervate the latissimus dorsi muscle.
See also: nerve
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References in periodicals archive ?
* The thoracodorsal artery accompanied the thoracodorsal nerve along the distal border of the subscapularis muscle.
The medial branch was the subscapular artery, which in turn gave three circumflex scapular arteries; one medial and two lateral to the scapular border, the artery then continued as thoracodorsal artery, with the thoracodorsal nerve and supplied the medial wall of axilla and latissimus dorsi muscle.
The innervation of this muscle is from thoracodorsal nerve (C6,C7,C8), a branch from posterior cord of brachial plexus (Salmon, 1995 and McMin, 1999).