14.5 spinal nerves

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14.5 spinal nerves
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14.5 the nervous system: nerve structures and related terms: spinal nerves
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  1. brachial plexus
    network of nerves derived from last three or four cervical and first one or two thoracic nerves (depending on species); supplies front limbs
  2. cauda equina
    nerves that supply hind limbs, extending below level of spinal cord, deriving their name from arrangement of their strands, whih resemble a horse's tail; terminal part of spinal cord, meninges and nerves
  3. femoral
    key nerve of hind limb; innervates major extensor muscles of stifle; loss of innervation results in inability to bear weight on hind limb
  4. lumbosacral plexus
    network of nerves derived from last few lumbar and first one, two or three sacral nerves; supplies hind limbs
  5. obturator
    sensory and motor nerve that supplies muscles of thigh and skin of hip, thigh and knee joint; paralysis of nerve can occur with parturition, especially in cows
  6. peroneal
    sensory and motor nerve that originates in sciatic nerve and supplies muscles of lower hind limb and skin of foot and toes
  7. phrenic
    sensory and motor nerve that supplies diaphragm, lung, pericardium, and peritoneum
  8. pudendal
    sensory and motor nerve that supplies skin, erectile tissue and muscle of perineal area
  9. radial
    sensory and motor nerve of brachial plexus that innervates forelimb; provides innervation to major extensors fo elbow joint; loss of innervation results in inability to bear weight on forelimb
  10. sciatic
    sensory and motor nerve, largest in body; supplies main extensor muscles of hip and flexor muscle of stifle; paralysis results in profoudly abnormal gain and posture
  11. suprascapular
    supplies muscles of shoulder; paralysis causes atrophy of supraspinatus muscle (called sweeny in horses)

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