Medical Definition of Nervus suprascapularis

1. Arises from the upper trunk of the brachial plexus (fifth and sixth cervical spinal nerves), passes downward parallel to the cords of the brachial plexus, then through the scapular notch, supplying the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles, and also sending branches to the shoulder joint. It is vulnerable to injury in fractures of the middle 1/3 of the clavicle; a lesion of the suprascapular nerve results in a loss of lateral rotation at the shoulder so that when relaxed the limb rotates medially (waiter's tip position); ability to initiate abduction is also affected. Synonym: nervus suprascapularis. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervus Suprascapularis

nervus spinalis
nervus spinosus
nervus splanchnicus imus
nervus splanchnicus major
nervus splanchnicus minor
nervus stapedius
nervus statoacusticus
nervus subclavius
nervus subcostalis
nervus sublingualis
nervus suboccipitalis
nervus supraclavicularis intermedius
nervus supraclavicularis lateralis
nervus supraclavicularis medialis
nervus supraorbitalis
nervus suprascapularis (current term)
nervus supratrochlearis
nervus suralis
nervus tensoris tympani
nervus tensoris veli palatini
nervus tentorii
nervus thoracicus longus
nervus thoracodorsalis
nervus tibialis
nervus transversus colli
nervus trigeminus
nervus trochlearis
nervus tympanicus
nervus ulnaris
nervus utricularis

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