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nerves innervating the muscles of the upper extremity

Topic: Anatomy

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Which of the following statements regarding nerves innervating the muscles of the upper extremity is FALSE?

 
        A) Lumbricals III receives innervation from spinal segment C8.
 
        B) Extensor carpi radialis longus receives innervation from spinal segment C6.
 
        C) The dorsal interossei receives innervation from spinal segment C8.
 
        D) Adductor pollicis receives innervation from the brachial plexus.
 
        E) Abductor pollicis brevis receives innervation from median nerve.
 

 


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A) lumbricals III receives innervation from spinal segment C8.

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

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B) extensor carpi radialis longus receives innervation from spinal segment C6.

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The statement, "extensor carpi radialis longus receives innervation from spinal segment C6." is true.
extensor carpi radialis longus receives innervation from radial nerve, receives innervation from spinal segment C5, and receives innervation from spinal segment C6.  (See References)

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C) the dorsal interossei receives innervation from spinal segment C8.

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The statement, "the dorsal interossei receives innervation from spinal segment C8." is true.
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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D) adductor pollicis receives innervation from the brachial plexus.

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The statement, "adductor pollicis receives innervation from the brachial plexus." is false.
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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E) abductor pollicis brevis receives innervation from median nerve.

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The statement, "abductor pollicis brevis receives innervation from median nerve." is true.
abductor pollicis brevis receives innervation from median 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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