brachial plexus

noun

Definition of brachial plexus

: a network of nerves lying mostly in the armpit and supplying nerves to the chest, shoulder, and arm

Examples of brachial plexus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Less commonly, one or more nerves can be compressed in the neck or in the brachial plexus in the armpit. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 28 May 2021 Teylor Sabasta, who has nerve and tendon damage from a brachial plexus injury at birth, attended Southwestern College and was on the school’s track team. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 May 2021 The brachial plexus is the network of nerves responsible for sending signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand, according to the Mayo Clinic’s website. al, 11 Apr. 2021 The young man had something called Parsonage-Turner syndrome, an inflammation of the nerves of the brachial plexus, the neurologist reported. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, 19 Nov. 2020 The brachial plexus is the segment of nerve fibers that connect the spinal cord to the peripheral nerves in the shoulder and arm, the neurologist explained. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of brachial plexus

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Brachial plexus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brachial%20plexus. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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brachial plexus

noun

Medical Definition of brachial plexus

: a complex network of nerves that is formed chiefly by the lower four cervical nerves and the first thoracic nerve, lies partly within the axilla, and supplies nerves to the chest, shoulder, and arm

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