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lateral cord of brachial plexus

 

Definition: in the brachial plexus, the bundle of nerve fibers formed by the anterior divisions of the superior and middle trunks; lateral to the axillary artery. This cord gives off the lateral pectoral nerve and terminates by dividing into the musculocutaneous nerve and the lateral root of the median nerve.

Synonym(s): fasciculus lateralis plexus brachialisTA

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