circumflex nerve


circumflex nerve
a mixed sensory and motor nerve of the upper arm. It arises from the fifth and sixth cervical segments of the spinal cord and is distributed to the deltoid muscle of the shoulder and the overlying skin.

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  • circumflex nerve — n AXILLARY NERVE * * * a mixed sensory and motor nerve of the upper arm. It arises from the fifth and sixth cervical segments of the spinal cord and is distributed to the deltoid muscle of the shoulder and the overlying skin. * * * nervus… …   Medical dictionary

  • circumflex nerve — noun : axillary nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumflex — n. & adj. n. (in full circumflex accent) a mark. placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate a contraction, length, or a special quality. adj. Anat. curved, bending round something else (circumflex nerve). Etymology: L circumflexus (as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Circumflex — Cir cum*flex, a. [Cf. L. circumflexus, p. p.] [1913 Webster] 1. Moving or turning round; circuitous. [R.] Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Curved circularly; applied to several arteries of the hip and thigh, to arteries, veins, and a nerve of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nerve — A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system. * * * A whitish cordlike structure composed of one or more bundles (fascicles) of myelinated …   Medical dictionary

  • Axillary nerve — Nerve: Axillary nerve Brachial plexus. (Axillary nerve is visible in gray near center.) The …   Wikipedia

  • Femoral nerve — Nerve: Femoral nerve The lumbar plexus and its branches. (Femoral labeled at bottom left.) …   Wikipedia

  • Deep circumflex iliac artery — Artery: Deep circumflex iliac artery The iliac veins. Latin arteria circumflexa ilium profunda Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery — Artery: Descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery The profunda femoris artery, femoral artery and their major branches right thigh, anterior view. Circumflex femoral arteries labeled …   Wikipedia

  • Lateral circumflex femoral artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria circumflexa femoris lateralis GraySubject = 157 GrayPage = 630 Caption = The profunda femoris artery, femoral artery and their major branches right thigh, anterior view. Circumflex femoral arteries… …   Wikipedia


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