- A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans, the fibers of the median nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C6 to T1), travel via the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to parts of the forearm and hand.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A nerve that arises by two roots from the brachial plexus and passes down the middle of the front of the arm.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.