sciatic nerve


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sciatic nerve

n.
A sensory and motor nerve originating in the sacral plexus and running through the pelvis and upper leg.

sciat′ic nerve′


n.
either of a pair of nerves that originate in the sacral plexus of the lower back and extend down the buttocks to the back of the knees, where they divide into other nerves.
[1735–45]

sci·at·ic nerve

(sī-ăt′ĭk)
A thick nerve that arises in the lower part of the spine and passes through the pelvis on its way to the back of the leg. It carries sensory information from the leg to the spine and controls the action of many muscles. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sciatic nerve - arises from the sacral plexus and passes about halfway down the thigh where it divides into the common peroneal and tibial nervessciatic nerve - arises from the sacral plexus and passes about halfway down the thigh where it divides into the common peroneal and tibial nerves
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
Translations

sci·at·ic nerve

n. nervio ciático, nervio que se extiende desde la base de la columna vertebral a lo largo del muslo y se ramifica en la pierna y el pie.
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The sciatic nerve is a big nerve that starts at the lower spine, and passes through the buttocks/pelvic area and down the leg, with branches all the way to the toes.
6 Sciatica - your leg pain follows the course of the sciatic nerve from where it leaves the spine in the lumbar region.
Its branches to both heads of the gastrocnemius and the posterior soleus muscle were suggested to be used as donors, to restore the function of the deep fibular nerve in cases of high sciatic nerve injury (Flores, 2009).
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The sciatic nerve goes under the sacroiliac joint, and if that's tight, I feel weakness in my calf.