thoracic nerve


Any of 12 mixed motor and sensory nerves on each side of the spine, supplying muscles and skin of the thoracic and the abdominal walls.

Nearby words

  1. thoracic duct,
  2. thoracic ganglion,
  3. thoracic iliocostal muscle,
  4. thoracic limb,
  5. thoracic longissimus muscle,
  6. thoracic nucleus,
  7. thoracic outlet syndrome,
  8. thoracic wall,
  9. thoraco-,
  10. thoracoacromial

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