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Sciatic nerve

Introduction: Sciatic nerve

Description of Sciatic nerve

Sciatic nerve: arises from the sacral plexus and passes about halfway down the thigh where it divides into the common peroneal and tibial nerves.
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Sciatic nerve: largest peripheral nerve in human body, consisting of 13 branches; controls leg movements.
Source: CRISP

Sciatic nerve: A nerve which originates in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord (L4 to S3) and supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve, which is the main continuation of the sacral plexus, is the largest nerve in the body. It has two major branches, the TIBIAL NERVE and the PERONEAL NERVE.
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Sciatic nerve as an Organ

Sciatic nerve (organ): The sciatic nerve is a paired nerve that arises from some of...more »

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Hierarchical classifications of Sciatic nerve

The following list attempts to classify Sciatic nerve into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • nerve,nervus
  • fascicle,fasciculus,fiber bundle,fibre bundle
  • nerve tissue,nervous tissue
  • animal tissue
  • tissue
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

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