Musculospiral Mus`cu*lo*spi"ral, a. [L. musculus muscle + E. spiral.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the muscles, and taking a spiral course; -- applied esp. to a large nerve of the arm. [1913 Webster]

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  • musculospiral — Denoting the m. nerve. See radial nerve. * * * mus·cu·lo·spi·ral (mus″ku lo spiґrəl) [musculus + spiral] pertaining to muscles and having a spiral direction, as the nervus radialis …   Medical dictionary

  • musculospiral — mus·cu·lo·spiral …   English syllables

  • musculospiral — “+ adjective Etymology: muscul + spiral : of, relating to, or characterizing muscles having a spiral direction or structures having a spiral arrangement in relation to muscles …   Useful english dictionary

  • musculospiral nerve — mus·cu·lo·spi·ral nerve spī rəl n RADIAL NERVE * * * nervus radialis …   Medical dictionary

  • musculospiral groove — sulcus nervi radialis …   Medical dictionary

  • musculospiral paralysis — radial neuropathy …   Medical dictionary

  • musculospiral nerve — noun largest branch of the brachial plexus; extends down the humerus to the lateral epicondyle where it divides into one branch that goes to the skin on the back of the hand and another that goes to the underlying extensor muscles • Syn: ↑radial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • musculospiral groove — noun : a long shallow oblique groove in the shaft of the humerus that lodges the radial nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nerve — A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system. * * * A whitish cordlike structure composed of one or more bundles (fascicles) of myelinated …   Medical dictionary

  • Paralysis — Loss of voluntary movement (motor function). Paralysis that affects only one muscle or limb is partial paralysis, also known as palsy; paralysis of all muscles is total paralysis, as may occur in cases of botulism. * * * 1. Loss of power of… …   Medical dictionary

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