Lower subscapular nerve

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Lower subscapular nerve
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Plan of brachial plexus. (Label for lower subscapular nerve at bottom center.)
Details
From
posterior cord
Innervates Subscapularis, Teres major
Identifiers
Gray's p.934
Dorlands
/Elsevier
n_05/12566801
FMA 65307
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The lower subscapular nerve (alternatively, inferior subscapular nerve) is a nerve that supplies the lower part of the subscapularis muscle, and also supplies the teres major muscle.

It consists of fibres from C5-6 spinal nerves. It branches from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus.

Teres major is sometimes supplied by a separate branch.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.