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Radial nerve

Introduction: Radial nerve

Description of Radial nerve

Radial nerve: largest branch of the brachial plexus; extends down the humerus to the lateral epicondyle where it divides into one branch that goes to the skin on the back of the hand and another that goes to the underlying extensor muscles.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Radial nerve: A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans the fibers of the radial nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C5 to T1), travel via the posterior cord of the brachial plexus, and supply motor innervation to extensor muscles of the arm and cutaneous sensory fibers to extensor regions of the arm and hand.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Radial nerve as an Organ

Radial nerve (organ): The radial nerve is a paired nerve that arises from...more »

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Broader terms for Radial nerve

Source - MeSH 2007

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Hierarchical classifications of Radial nerve

The following list attempts to classify Radial nerve into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • nerve,nervus
  • fascicle,fasciculus,fiber bundle,fibre bundle
  • nerve tissue,nervous tissue
  • animal tissue
  • tissue
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

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