Lower subscapular nerve

The lower subscapular nerve (alternatively, inferior subscapular nerve) is a nerve that supplies the lower part of the subscapularis muscle, and also supplies the teres major muscle.

Lower subscapular nerve
Plan of brachial plexus (label for lower subscapular nerve at bottom center)
FromPosterior cord
InnervatesSubscapularis and teres major muscle
LatinNervus subscapularis inferior
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

It consists of fibres from C5-6 spinal nerves. It branches from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus.

Teres major is sometimes supplied by a separate branch.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 934 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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