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Muscles innervated by the median nerve

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Wednesday, August 9 2006 by

Last modified on Wednesday, December 31 1969.

Which of the following muscles is innervated by the median nerve?

 
        A) Extensor pollicis brevis
 
        B) Biceps brachii
 
        C) Flexor pollicis longus
 
        D) Latissimus dorsi
 
        E) Pectoralis major
 

 


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A) extensor pollicis brevis

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Extensor pollicis brevis is innervated by the radial nerve  (See References)

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B) biceps brachii

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Biceps brachii is innervated by the musculocutaneous nerve  (See References)

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C) flexor pollicis longus

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Flexor pollicis longus is innervated by the median nerve  (See References)

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D) latissimus dorsi

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Latissimus dorsi is innervated by the thoracodorsal nerve, which arises from the brachial plexus  (See References)

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E) pectoralis major

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Pectoralis major is innervated by the medial and lateral pectoral nerves, which arise from the brachial plexus  (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.
3. Preston, D.C., and Shapiro, B.E. (2005). Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders: Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia.
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