Lower subscapular nerve

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Nerve: Lower subscapular nerve
Plan of brachial plexus. (Label for lower subscapular nerve at bottom center.)
Gray's p.934
Innervates Subscapularis, Teres major
From posterior cord

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.