Brachial Plexus

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Brachial plexus injuries are caused by damage to those nerves.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Source: MedLinePlus (NIH)1

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Brachial Plexus: The large network of nerve fibers which distributes the innervation of the upper extremity. The brachial plexus extends from the neck into the axilla. In humans, the nerves of the plexus usually originate from the lower cervical and the first thoracic spinal cord segments (C5-C8 and T1), but variations are not uncommon.2

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ brachialplexusinjuries.html
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ brachial_plexus/ brachial_plexus.htm

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