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 and teres major muscle
Identifiers
Latin Nervus subscapularis inferior
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 in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)