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Dorsal nerve of scapula

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Dorsal nerve of scapula --> dorsal scapular nerve

(Science: anatomy, nerve) arises from ventral primary rami of the fifth to seventh cervical nerves and passes downward to supply the levator scapulae and the rhomboideus major and minor muscles.

Synonym: nervus dorsalis scapulae, dorsal nerve of scapula, nerve to rhomboid, posterior scapular nerve.