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1. Of or relating to the ischium or to the region of the hipbone in which it is located.
2. Of or relating to sciatica.

[French sciatique, from Old French, from Medieval Latin sciaticus, alteration of Latin ischiadicus, from Greek iskhiadikos, from iskhias, iskhiad-, sciatica, from iskhion, hip.]


(saɪˈætɪk) or


1. (Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to the hip or the hipbone
2. (Pathology) of, relating to, or afflicted with sciatica
[C16: from French sciatique, from Late Latin sciaticus, from Latin ischiadicus relating to pain in the hip, from Greek iskhiadikos, from iskhia hip joint]


(saɪˈæt ɪk)

of, pertaining to, situated near, or affecting the ischium or back of the hip or the sciatic nerves.
[1535–45; < Medieval Latin sciaticus < Greek ischiadikós= ischiad-, s. of ischiás sciatica, derivative of ischíon hip joint, ischium (see -ad1) + -ikos -ic]
sci•at′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sciatic - relating to or caused by or afflicted with sciatica
2.sciatic - of or relating to the ischium (or the part of the hipbone containing it); "sciatic nerve"


[saɪˈætɪk] ADJciático


adjIschias-, ischiadisch (spec); sciatic nerveIschiasnerv m


adj ciático
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The sciatic nerve was exposed by longitudinal intramuscular separation semi-membranous and semi-tendineous and quadriceps muscles were carried out allowing the complete vision of the nerve.
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Dr Chen and colleagues examined the effects of exercise on neuropathic pain induced by sciatic nerve injury in rats.
In the Jan/Feb issue Rita Cichowlas, Cincinnati, Ohio, asked about alternatives to surgery for low back and leg pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve.
When animals from each group underwent injury to their sciatic nerves, those in the modified group experienced greater functional recovery after one week and less muscle atrophy in comparison with the normal mice.
The sciatic nerve enters the gluteal region via the 'sciatic foramen' (lesser or greater?