Subclavian nerve

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.

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.
FromC5–C6 of brachial plexus
Innervatessubclavius muscle
Latinnervus subclavius
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The subclavian nerve descends to the subclavius muscle in front of the third part of the subclavian artery and the upper 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 page 933 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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