intercostal nerve

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intercostal nerve

[¦in·tər¦käst·əl ¦nerv]
(neuroscience)
Any of the branches of the thoracic nerves in the intercostal spaces.
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Its normal innervation is the intercostal nerves ranging from T1 to T4 or T5.
The disadvantages of peripheral nerve block includes high concentrations of plasma level of drug due to high blood feeding around intercostal nerves, patients discomfort and prolonged neuralgia.
The 2 major donor nerves were spinal accessory (41%) and intercostal nerves (ICN) (26%).
We also recommend using blunt dissecting technique on the lateral side of the pocket to avoid the damage of the intercostal nerves.
8,9] Damage to, or irritation of, the intercostal nerves has been suggested as a cause of this increased pain.
Nerves that respond well to freezing include the ilioinguinal nerves, intercostal nerves and superficial femoral nerves.
Difficulty breathing--if the intercostal nerves are blocked patients may feel that they cannot take a deep breath.
1996) An anatomical analysis of the relationships between the intercostal nerves and the thoracic and abdominal muscles in man.
Thus, stimulating along the lower thoracic ribs closer to the origin of intercostal nerves may increase abdominal muscle responses.
The rectus sheath block anaesthetises the 9th, 10th and 11th intercostal nerves in its course through the rectus sheath.
Impingement of intercostal nerves in the slipping rib syndrome has been implicated as a cause of the associated pain.
follows the line of intercostal nerves on the chest) and overall covers the area marked out by shorts and a T-shirt.