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cervical plexus

a network of nerves branching from the spinal nerves of the neck region and innervating the neck, chest, diaphragm, and part of the face. Unabridged
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  • She declined to notice the cervical plexus, and returned to the little terrier at home.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • Some branches of the cervical plexus, and the hypoglossal nerve are also shown.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
cervical plexus in Medicine

cervical plexus n.
A plexus that lies beneath the sternocleidomastoid muscle, is formed by loops joining the anterior branches of the first four cervical nerves, receives communicating branches from the superior cervical ganglion, and sends out many cutaneous, muscular, and communicating branches.

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