brachial plexus


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brachial plexus

n.
A network of nerves located in the neck and axilla, composed of the anterior branches of the lower four cervical and first two thoracic spinal nerves and supplying the chest, shoulder, and arm.
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Noun1.brachial plexus - a network of nerves formed by cervical and thoracic spinal nerves and supplying the arm and parts of the shoulder
nerve plexus - a network of intersecting nerves
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Chopper the Number Copter is designed to teach cause and effect and directionality to early learners with cognitive and motor disabilities associated with cerebral palsy, developmental delays, autism, or brachial plexus injuries.
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Brachial plexus blockade for upper-extremity surgery has been shown to be an effective form of postoperative analgesia, resulting in reduced opioid requirements, length of stay in the postanesthetic care unit, and time to discharge in the ambulatory surgery setting (1-3).
to raise awareness of the benefits of the MyoPro myoelectric upper limb orthosis designed for individuals with spinal cord injury, brachial plexus injury, stroke, MS, ALS and other neuromuscular disorders.
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com/Lisa- Dodds2/ y Erb's Palsy - also known as Brachial Plexus Paralysis - is a condition which can affect one or all of the five primary nerves that supply the movement and feeling to an arm.
Bursitis, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, adhesive capsulitis, impingement syndrome, avascular necrosis, glenohumeral osteoarthritis, suprascapular nerve injury, brachial plexus neuritis, neuropathic shoulder syndrome due to syringomyelia, upper mediastinal tumors, and aneurysms may be listed among the very many causes of shoulder pain (1).
The purpose of this study was to examine the functional outcome following ORIF of a displaced proximal humerus fracture in patients who received regional block anesthesia via a brachial plexus interscalene block compared to those who had general anesthesia for their surgery.
Some newborns suffer from brachial plexus injury, a type of harm to a child's shoulder, arm, or hand that in a minority of cases results in permanent disability.
The brachial plexus is a network of peripheral nerves formed by the ventral rami (also referred to as "roots") of C5 through T1.
Neurosurgeons, pain specialists, and other physicians from the US and Asia consider morphological brain changes; how thalamic burst-firing in response to experimental pain stimuli and in patients with chronic neuropathic pain may be a carrier for pain-related signals; brain activity in patients with chronic neuropathic pain resulting from input deafferentation, brachial plexus avulsion, lateral thalamic vascular accident, and pain related to peripheral sources; surgical interventions; and thalamocortical abnormalities in spinal cord injury pain.