musculocutaneous nerve


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Related to musculocutaneous nerve: radial nerve, axillary nerve, median nerve

musculocutaneous nerve

[¦məs·kyə·lō·kyü′tā·nē·əs ′nərv]
(neuroscience)
A branch of the brachial plexus with both motor and somatic sensory components; innervates flexor muscles of the upper arm, and skin of the lateral aspect of the forearm.
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Supramaximal stimulus: During each contraction and when the force reached a plateau, a supramaximal stimulus was delivered to the musculocutaneous nerve over the motor point.
The lateral cord contributes to the formation of two peripheral nerves: it alone gives rise to the musculocutaneous nerve, and it also combines with the medial cord to establish the median nerve.
We report the use of selective radial and musculocutaneous nerve blocks, at the midhumeral level, as an alternative to brachial plexus block for the construction of radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula.
The lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve, a continuation of the musculocutaneous nerve, gives sensation to the elbow and the lateral quarter of the forearm.
The musculocutaneous nerve, positioned within the body of coracobrachialis, was not consistently seen.
After negative aspiration for blood, incremental doses of the local anesthetic solution were injected around nerve trunks consisting of the radial, ulnar, median, and musculocutaneous nerves.