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nerves innervating the muscles of the upper extremity

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Which of the following is most accurate regarding nerves innervating the muscles of the upper extremity?

 
        A) Rhomboids receives innervation from median nerve.
 
        B) Serratus anterior receives innervation from anterior interosseous nerve.
 
        C) Adductor pollicis receives innervation from spinal segment C8.
 
        D) Extensor digitorum receives innervation from medial cutaneous nerve of the arm.
 
        E) The dorsal interossei receives innervation from radial nerve.
 

 


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A) rhomboids receives innervation from median nerve.

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The statement, "rhomboids receives innervation from median nerve." is false.
rhomboids receives innervation from the brachial plexus, receives innervation from spinal segment C4, and receives innervation from spinal segment C5.  (See References)

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B) serratus anterior receives innervation from anterior interosseous nerve.

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The statement, "serratus anterior receives innervation from anterior interosseous nerve." is false.
serratus anterior receives innervation from the brachial plexus, receives innervation from spinal segment C5, receives innervation from spinal segment C6, and receives innervation from spinal segment C7.  (See References)

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C) adductor pollicis receives innervation from spinal segment C8.

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The statement, "adductor pollicis receives innervation from spinal segment C8." is true.
adductor pollicis receives innervation from ulnar nerve, receives innervation from spinal segment C8, and receives innervation from spinal segment T1.  (See References)

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D) extensor digitorum receives innervation from medial cutaneous nerve of the arm.

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The statement, "extensor digitorum receives innervation from medial cutaneous nerve of the arm." is false.
extensor digitorum receives innervation from radial nerve, receives innervation from posterior interosseous nerve, receives innervation from spinal segment C7, and receives innervation from spinal segment C8.  (See References)

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E) the dorsal interossei receives innervation from radial nerve.

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The statement, "the dorsal interossei receives innervation from radial nerve." is false.
the dorsal interossei receives innervation from ulnar nerve, receives innervation from spinal segment C8, and receives innervation from spinal segment T1.  (See References)

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References:

1. Guarantors of Brain. (2000). Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System, fourth edition. W.B. Saunders, Edinburgh.
2. Moore, K.L. (1992). Clinical Oriented Anatomy, 3rd Edition. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
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