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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The total number of studies reporting the grading of postoperative muscle strength with the musculocutaneous nerve used as the recipient nerve was nine, and the pooled sample size was 95.
From a peripheral nerve standpoint, the pain pattern outlined above would suggest involvement of the DSN, long thoracic (lateral thoracic wall), suprascapular (scapular) and radial nerves (posterolateral arm and forearm) and possibly the axillary (posterolateral shoulder) and musculocutaneous nerves (posterolateral forearm).
In the present study, we also got one specimen of the left side in which the pronator teres was supplied by the musculocutaneous nerve and that nerve was arising 10.9 cm above the intercondylar line.
Single, constant-current electrical stimuli (1 ms duration) were delivered to the musculocutaneous nerve over the motor point of BB previously identified according to standard position sites (Digi timer, DS7A, UK, range from 1 to 100mA, fixed durations between 0.05 to2 ms).
Still-functioning musculocutaneous nerve (controlling biceps & related muscles) connected to median nerve segment (leading to paralyzed forearm & hand muscles)
(12) This transfer restores elbow flexion following loss of the musculocutaneous nerve, a branch of the lateral cord.
The sensory areas in the skin were lateral side of forearm (musculocutaneous nerve), thenar eminence (median nerve), hypothenar eminence (ulnar nerve) and radial dorsum of the hand (radial nerve).
The musculocutaneous nerve is within the body of the coracobrachialis.
Based on the location and character of the symptoms experienced by the patients in this report, we suggest that this pain represents compression of the musculocutaneous nerve by the subdermal capsule resulting in a "Norplant neuropathy."