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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) Extensor indicis receives innervation from the brachial plexus.
 
        B) Infraspinatus receives innervation from spinal segment C5.
 
        C) Pronator teres receives innervation from median nerve.
 
        D) Extensor indicis receives innervation from posterior interosseous nerve.
 
        E) Lumbricals I receives innervation from spinal segment T1.
 

 


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A) extensor indicis receives innervation from the brachial plexus.

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The statement, "extensor indicis receives innervation from the brachial plexus." is false.
extensor indicis 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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B) infraspinatus receives innervation from spinal segment C5.

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The statement, "infraspinatus receives innervation from spinal segment C5." is true.
infraspinatus receives innervation from the brachial plexus, receives innervation from spinal segment C5, and receives innervation from spinal segment C6.  (See References)

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C) pronator teres receives innervation from median nerve.

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The statement, "pronator teres receives innervation from median nerve." is true.
pronator teres receives innervation from median nerve, receives innervation from spinal segment C6, and receives innervation from spinal segment C7.  (See References)

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D) extensor indicis receives innervation from posterior interosseous nerve.

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The statement, "extensor indicis receives innervation from posterior interosseous nerve." is true.
extensor indicis 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) lumbricals I receives innervation from spinal segment T1.

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The statement, "lumbricals I receives innervation from spinal segment T1." is true.
lumbricals I 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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