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axillary nerve

axillary nerve in Medicine

axillary nerve n.
A nerve that arises from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus in the axilla and supplies the deltoid and teres minor muscles.

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  • There is acute pain on attempting to abduct the arm, and there may be localised tenderness in the region of the axillary nerve.

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