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Encyclopedia > Suprascapular notch
Bone: Suprascapular notch
Left scapula. Dorsal surface. (Sup. notch visible at top center.)
Latin i. scapulae
Gray's subject #50 204
Dorlands/Elsevier i_05/12447497

The suprascapular notch (or scapular notch) is a notch in the lateral part of the upper border of the scapula, just next to the base of the coracoid process. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (591x850, 63 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Left scapula - front view () Left scapula - rear view () In anatomy, the scapula, or shoulder blade, is the bone that connects the humerus (arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone). ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... Left scapula - front view () Left scapula - rear view () In anatomy, the scapula, or shoulder blade, is the bone that connects the humerus (arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone). ... In human beings, the coracoid process is a small hook-like structure that comes off the scapula to point forward. ...


This notch is converted into a foramen by the superior transverse ligament, and serves for the passage of the suprascapular nerve (but not its corresponding artery); sometimes the ligament is ossified. In anatomy, a foramen is any opening. ... The Nervus suprascapularis (Suprascapular nerve) is a nerve of the plexus brachialis. ... Ossification is the process of bone formation, in which connective tissues, such as cartilage are turned to bone or bone-like tissue. ...


See also

The suprascapular artery (or transverse scapular artery) is a branch of the thyrocervical trunk. ... The superior transverse ligament (transverse or suprascapular ligament) converts the scapular notch into a foramen. ... The Nervus suprascapularis (Suprascapular nerve) is a nerve of the plexus brachialis. ...

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. Waynesburg College is located in the Pittsburgh suburb of Waynesburg. ... The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related, land-grant university. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded on January 23, 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, it is both the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy after Henry Gray, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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