How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

10 terms

Major Nerve Plexuses and Peripheral Nerves

Phrenic nerve
-plexus: cervical
-muscle innervation: diaphragm
Axillary nerve
-plexus: brachial
-muscle innervation: deltoid, teres minor
Musculocutaneous nerve
-plexus: brachial
-muscle innervation: biceps brachii, brachialis (flexor muscles in anterior arm)
Median nerve
-plexus: Brachial
-muscle innervation: flexor group of anterior forearm
Ulnar nerve
-plexus: brachial
-muscle innervation: flexor muscles in anterior forearm
Radial nerve
-plexus: Brachial
-muscle innervation: triceps brachii, brachioradialis, extensors
Femoral nerve
plexus: Lumbar
-muscle innervation: quadriceps (rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis), sartorius
Sciatic nerve
-plexus: Sacral
-muscle innervation: biceps femoris
Tibial nerve
-plexus: Sacral
-muscle innervation: hamstrings (semitendinosus, semimembranosus) except biceps femoris, flexor digitorum longus
Common fibular nerve
-plexus: Sacral
-muscle innervation: tibialis anterior,