axillary nerve meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    n : a large nerve arising from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus and supplying the deltoid and teres minor muscles and the skin of the shoulder


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  1. The most commonly involved nerves are the suprascapular nerve, musculocutaneous nerve, and the axillary nerve.
  2. The axillary nerve is sometimes damaged during surgical procedures of the axilla, such as for breast cancer.
  3. The axillary nerve is injured in 37 % making it the most commonly injured structure with this type of injury.
  4. Additionally, depending on the type of trauma other nerves may be affected such as the median nerve and axillary nerves.
  5. So a test can be applied to a patient with injury of axillary nerve by trying to abduct the injured shoulder against resistance.

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