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tension

get on someone's nerves

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nerve yourself

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  • brace yourself
  • prepare yourself
  • steel yourself
  • fortify yourself
  • gear yourself up
  • gee yourself up

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Furthermore, the functions of the DSN are partially compensated by the accessory nerve and long thoracic nerve. When the DSN lesion is isolated, the scapula slides out slightly and moves away from the thorax.
The thoracodorsal artery and vein are preserved in the vascular pedicle, and the long thoracic nerve is protected for the facial neurorrhaphy.
Twenty-seven patients (84%) had asymmetric weakness consistent with a poliomyelitislike syndrome, 4 (13%) had symmetric ascending weakness with sensory abnormalities consistent with the acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy form of Guillain-Barre syndrome, and 1 had scapular winging and shoulder abduction weakness consistent with a long thoracic nerve paralysis.
Table 1 Differential diagnoses for Paget Schroetter syndrome Pain * Neurogenic TOS * Cervical radiculopathy * Brachial plexopathy * Rotator cuff tendinopathy * Subacromial impingement * Scapular dysfunction * Biceps tendinopathy * Labral tear * Instability * Quadrilateral space syndrome * Long thoracic nerve palsy * Suprascapular nerve palsy * Peripheral nerve entrapment Swelling * Arterial TOS * Compartment syndrome * Lymphedema * Esophageal or cardiac disease * Complex regional pain syndrome * Intramuscular hemorrhage * Inflammatory disorder * Cellulitis * Breast cancer * Neoplastic compression of mediastinal blood vessels
The long thoracic nerve descending on the muscle's external surface innervates it (Tobin et al., 1990) and this nerve has to be spared to preserve function during dissection.