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. Carpal tunnel syndrome and axillary nerve palsy are examples.
  2. The Teres Minor is innervated by the axillary nerve.
  3. The axillary nerve and the posterior humeral circumflex artery pass through the space.
  4. A patient with injury to the axillary nerve will have difficulty in adducted position.
  5. Damage to the axillary artery and axillary nerve ( C5, C6 ) may result.

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