Dorsal scapular nerve

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Nerve: Dorsal scapular nerve
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The right brachial plexus with its short branches, viewed from in front. (Dorsalis scapulae labeled at left, second from top.)
Latin nervus dorsalis scapulae
Gray's subject #210 932
Innervates    rhomboid minor, rhomboid major, levator scapulae muscle|levator scapulae
From C5 of brachial plexus
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
n_05/12565730

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The dorsal scapular nerve arises from the brachial plexus, usually from the plexus root (anterior ramus) of C5.

It provides motor innervation to the rhomboid muscles, which pull the scapula towards the spine and levator scapulae muscle, which elevates the scapula.

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