TITLE

sciatic nerve

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1955
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "sciatic nerve" is presented. It refers to the largest nerve in the body, arising from the sacral plexus on either side, passing from the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen, and down the back of the thigh. In the thigh, it divides into the tibial and peroneal nerves. Lesions may cause anesthesia in cutaneous distribution.
ACCESSION #
21244998

 

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