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Erb's point

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The point on the side of the neck 2 to 3 cm above the clavicle and in front of the transverse process of the sixth cervical vertebra.

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The point on the side of the neck 2 to 3 cm above the clavicle and in front of the transverse process of the sixth cervical vertebra. Pressure over this points elicits the Duchenne-Erb paralysis, and electrical stimulation over this area causes various arm muscles to contract.

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