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Subclavian nerve

Subclavian nerve
Plan of brachial plexus. (Nerve to subclavius labeled at top center.)
The right brachial plexus with its short branches, viewed from in front.
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Latin nervus subclavius
From C5–C6 of brachial plexus
Innervates subclavius muscle
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Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The subclavian nerve or nerve to the subclavius is a small filament, which arises from the point of junction of the fifth and sixth cervical nerves. This origin is known as Erb's point.

The subclavian nerve descends to the subclavius muscle in front of the third part of the subclavian artery and the lower trunk of the brachial plexus, and is usually connected by a filament with the phrenic nerve.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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