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|Noun||1.||nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body|
radicle - (anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)
synapse - the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle; "nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters"
efferent, efferent nerve, motor nerve - a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
afferent, afferent nerve, sensory nerve - a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
depressor nerve, depressor - any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves
musculospiral nerve, nervus radialis, radial nerve - largest branch of the brachial plexus; extends down the humerus to the lateral epicondyle where it divides into one branch that goes to the skin on the back of the hand and another that goes to the underlying extensor muscles
splanchnic nerve - any of several nerves of the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system that innervate viscera and blood vessels
nervus ischiadicus, sciatic nerve - arises from the sacral plexus and passes about halfway down the thigh where it divides into the common peroneal and tibial nerves
nervus saphenus, saphenous nerve - a branch of the femoral nerve that supplies cutaneous branches to the inner aspect of the leg and foot
cubital nerve, nervus ulnaris, ulnar nerve - a nerve running along the inner side of the arm and passing near the elbow; supplies intrinsic muscles of the hand and the skin of the medial side of the hand
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n. L. nervio.
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