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Peripheral Nerve, Neuromuscular Junction, and Muscle Anatomy 

Peripheral Nerve, Neuromuscular Junction, and Muscle Anatomy
Chapter:
Peripheral Nerve, Neuromuscular Junction, and Muscle Anatomy
Source:
Mayo Clinic Neurology Board Review
Author(s):

Jennifer A. Tracy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190214883.003.0006

After exiting the spinal cord, individual nerve roots coalesce to form plexi and peripheral nerves. These nerves innervate muscle and skin. Clinical localization requires a working knowledge of this anatomy. By evaluating the distribution of muscle weakness, sensory loss, and reflexes, it is often possible to localize lesions and focus a differential diagnosis. This chapter reviews the anatomy of the peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscle.

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