Origin of the Brachial Plexus of the monkey Cebus apella
Keywords:Cebidae, Monkey, Neuroanatomy, Brachial plexus, Primates
AbstractThe monkey Cebus apella, native to South American forests, is geographically distributed through the Brazilian land and presents satisfactory adaptation to the captive life showing great capacity of reproduction. Thus, we have described the origin of the brachial plexus in the monkey Cebus apella. The aim of this study was to add information for morphofunctional and comparative studies focusing on Cebus apella, humans and domestic animals. Twenty adult animals, 10 males and 10 females, belonging to the collection of Anatomy Laboratory of the Federal University of Uberlândia were obtained and prepared through fixation and dissection. In the dissected specimens, the brachial plexus of Cebus apella was comprised of nerve roots from C5 to T1 (55,00 ±± 11,12%), from C5 to T2 (25,00 ±± 9,68%), from C4 to T1 (15,00 ±± 7,98%) and from C4 to T2 (5,00 ±± 4,87%). In addition, the occurrence of pre- and post- fixation of the plexus as well as its cranial and caudal extent have been discussed. In conclusion, the brachial plexus of Cebus apella is constituted by nerve roots from C5 to T1.
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Ribeiro, A. R., Prada, I. L. de S., Silva, Z., Barros, R. A. de C., & Silva, D. C. de O. (2005). Origin of the Brachial Plexus of the monkey Cebus apella. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 42(2), 143-149. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2005.26445
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