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Networks called plexuses are formed by the anterior (ventral) rami of spinal nerves except for T2-T12
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T
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Provides the entire nerve supply for the shoulder and upper limbs
brachial plexus
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Gives rise to the phrenic nerve that supplies the diaphragm.
cervical plexus
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Gives rise to the median, radial, and axillary nerves
brachial plexus
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Not a plexus at all but rather a segmentally arranged nerves
intercostal nerves
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supplies fibers to the scalp, neck and part of the shoulder and chest
cervical plexus
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supplies fibers to the femoral nerve that innervates the flexor muscles of the thigh and the extensor muscles of the leg
lumbar plexus
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gives rise tothe largest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve that supplies the posterior aspect of the thigh and the leg
sacral plexus
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The joining together of the anterior rami of adjacent nerves
plexus
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spinal nerve branches that serve the muscles and structures of the upper and lower limbs and the lateral and ventral trunk
anterior ramus
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area of the spinal cord from which nerves to the upper limbs arise
cervical enlargement
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area of the spinal cord from which nerves to the lower limbs arise
lumbar enlargement
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contains motor neuron axons and conducts impulses fromthe spinal cord to the periphery
anterior root
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contains sensory nerve fibers and conducts impulses from the periphery into the spinal cord
posterior root
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spinal nerve branches tht serve the deep muscles and skin of the posterior surface of the trunk
posterior ramus
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