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Encyclopedia > Medial cutaneous nerve of forearm
Nerve: Medial cutaneous nerve of forearm
Diagram of segmental distribution of the cutaneous nerves of the right upper extremity. Posterior view. ("Medial antibrach. cutan." visible in green at center.)
Diagram of segmental distribution of the cutaneous nerves of the right upper extremity. Anterior view. ("Medial antibrach. cutan." visible in green at center.)
Latin n. cutaneus antibrachii medialis
Gray's subject #210 937
From medial cord
Dorlands/Elsevier n_05/12565463

The Medial Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve (internal cutaneous nerve, medial cutaneous nerve of forearm, also sometimes spelled "antibrachial") arises from the medial cord of the brachial plexus. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (345x800, 99 KB) See also: Anterior view. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The Medial cord is a division of the brachial plexus. ... Elseviers logo. ... The Medial cord is a division of the brachial plexus. ... The brachial plexus is an arrangement of nerve fibres (a plexus) running from the spine (vertebrae C5-T1), through the neck, the axilla (armpit region), and into the arm. ...


It derives its fibers from the eighth cervical and first thoracic nerves, and at its commencement is placed medial to the axillary artery. In human anatomy, the axillary artery is a large blood vessel that conveys oxygenated blood to the lateral aspect of the thorax, the axilla (armpit) and the upper limb. ...


It gives off, near the axilla, a filament, which pierces the fascia and supplies the integument covering the Biceps brachii, nearly as far as the elbow. The armpit (or axilla) is the area on the human body directly under the area where the arm connects to the shoulder. ... A person flexing his biceps brachii In human anatomy, the biceps brachii is a muscle on the upper arm that acts to flex the elbow. ... Elbow redirects here. ...


The nerve then runs down the ulnar side of the arm medial to the brachial artery, pierces the deep fascia with the basilic vein, about the middle of the arm, and divides into a volar and an ulnar branch. The brachial artery is a blood vessel of the upper arm. ... In human anatomy, the basilic vein is a superficial vein of the upper limb. ...

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Volar branch

The volar branch (ramus volaris; anterior branch), the larger, passes usually in front of, but occasionally behind, the vena mediana cubiti (median basilic vein). In human anatomy, the median cubital vein (or median basilic vein) a superficial vein of the upper limb. ...


It then descends on the front of the ulnar side of the forearm, distributing filaments to the skin as far as the wrist, and communicating with the palmar cutaneous branch of the ulnar nerve. The palmar branch of the median nerve arises at the lower part of the forearm. ...


Ulnar branch

The ulnar branch (ramus ulnaris; posterior branch) passes obliquely downward on the medial side of the basilic vein, in front of the medial epicondyle of the humerus, to the back of the forearm, and descends on its ulnar side as far as the wrist, distributing filaments to the skin. In human anatomy, the basilic vein is a superficial vein of the upper limb. ... The humerus is a long bone in the arm or fore-legs (animals) that runs from the shoulder to the elbow. ... // The Human Forearm The forearm is the structure on the upper limb, between the elbow and the wrist. ... In human anatomy, the wrist is the flexible and narrower connection between the forearm and the hand. ... In zootomy and dermatology, skin is the largest organ of the integumentary system made up of multiple layers of epithelial tissues that guard underlying muscles and organs. ...


It communicates with the medial brachial cutaneous, the dorsal antibrachial cutaneous branch of the radial, and the dorsal branch of the ulnar. The Medial Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve (internal cutaneous nerve, medial cutaneous nerve of forearm, also sometimes spelled antebrachial) arises from the medial cord of the brachial plexus. ... The dorsal antibrachial cutaneous nerve (external cutaneous branch of musculospiral, posterior antebrachial cutaneous nerve, posterior cutaneous nerve of forearm) perforates the lateral head of the Triceps brachii at its attachment to the humerus. ...


See also

The dorsal antibrachial cutaneous nerve (external cutaneous branch of musculospiral, posterior antebrachial cutaneous nerve, posterior cutaneous nerve of forearm) perforates the lateral head of the Triceps brachii at its attachment to the humerus. ... The lateral antibrachial cutaneous nerve (branch of musculocutaneous nerve, also sometimes spelled antebrachial) passes behind the cephalic vein, and divides, opposite the elbow-joint, into a volar and a dorsal branch. ... The Medial Brachial Cutaneous Nerve (lesser internal cutaneous nerve; nerve of Wrisberg) is distributed to the skin on the ulnar side of the arm. ...

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