median nerve

noun

Definition of median nerve

: a nerve that arises by two roots from the brachial plexus and passes down the middle of the front of the arm

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The issue came from a buildup of scar tissue trapping and squeezing the median nerve running from Henry’s neck to his fingers along his throwing arm causing it to misfire, his father Jeff Henry told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Brody Miller, nola.com, "LSU freshman Cole Henry left super regional with nerve issue, expected to be ready by fall," 11 June 2019 Doctors diagnosed the median nerve problem, and an MRI on Sunday showed no structural issues. Brody Miller, nola.com, "LSU freshman Cole Henry left super regional with nerve issue, expected to be ready by fall," 11 June 2019 Carpal tunnel occurs when the median nerve in the, well, carpal tunnel in your hand becomes compressed. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "The Right Way to Use Your Phone So You Don’t Wreck Your Body," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of median nerve

1807, in the meaning defined above

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median nerve

noun

Medical Definition of median nerve

: a nerve that arises by two roots from the brachial plexus and passes down the middle of the front of the arm

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