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musculocutaneous nerve


Definition: arises from lateral cord of the brachial plexus, passes through the coracobrachialis muscle and then downward between the brachialis and biceps, supplying these three muscles and continuing distally as the lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm.

Synonym(s): nervus musculocutaneusTA

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