from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A muscle passing from the first rib to the under surface of the clavicle or collar-bone.


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  • A. Subclavian vein, crossed by a branch of the brachial plexus given to the subclavius muscle; a, the axillary vein; a *, the basilic vein, having the internal cutaneous nerve lying on it.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • S. Cephalic vein, coursing between the deltoid and pectoral muscles, to enter at their cellular interval into the axillary vein beneath E, the subclavius muscle.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The subclavius muscle, E, like the pronator quadratus muscle of the forearm, serves rather to further the displacement of the broken ends of the bone than to hold them in situ.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The Nerve to the Subclavius (n. subclavius) is a small filament, which arises from the point of junction of the fifth and sixth cervical nerves; it descends to the muscle in front of the third part of the subclavian artery and the lower trunk of the plexus, and is usually connected by a filament with the phrenic nerve.

    IX. Neurology. 6b. The Anterior Divisions

  • In a few cases the interposition of some fibres of the subclavius muscle between the fragments has prevented perfect reduction.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • -- Anterior muscles of the Trunk of Man: the pectoralis major of the right side and the left external oblique being removed. 1, pectoralis major; 2, pectoralis minor: 3, subclavius; 4, serratus magnus; 5, internal intercostals; 6, external oblique; 7, internal oblique; 8, linea alba. transition from the condition of a fish to that of a quadruped, as regards a most important group of organs.

    The Common Frog

  • -- Sunken appearance of the shoulder; shoulder drawn downwards, inwards and forward by the weight of the limb and the action of the deltoid, subclavius and pectorial muscles; inclination of head and trunk to affected side; impossibility

    An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for Field and Hospital.

  • These include: the pectoralis major/minor, subclavius, and subscapularius, while the opposing mucles, (such as rhomboids in the mid back area) become weakened and over stretched.



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