Suprascapular



suprascapular su·pra·scap·u·lar (sōō’prə-skāp’yə-lər)
adj.
Located above the scapula, as an artery or a nerve.

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  • Suprascapular artery

    suprascapular artery n. An artery with its origin in the thyrocervical trunk, with distribution to the clavicle, scapula, muscles of the shoulder, and shoulder joint; and with anastomoses to the transverse cervical circumflex scapular artery. Also called transverse scapular artery.

  • Suprascapular nerve

    suprascapular nerve n. A nerve that arises from the fifth and sixth cervical nerves, supplies the supraspinous and the infraspinous muscles, and sends branches to the shoulder joint.



  • Suprascapular vein

    suprascapular vein n. A vein that accompanies the suprascapular artery and empties into the external jugular vein.

  • Suprascleral

    suprascleral su·pra·scle·ral (sōō’prə-sklēr’əl) adj. Located on the outer side of the sclera.



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