sciatic nerve

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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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Usage

In literature:

Park mentions an instance of rupture of the sciatic nerve caused by a patient giving a violent lurch during an operation at the hip-joint.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
We now tried the crucial test of passing the etheric current through the sciatic nerve of a frog just killed.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
Do you want me to describe more branches of the sciatic and crural nerves?
"Medical Essays" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Appearance of epilepsy also in animals born of parents having been rendered epileptic by the section of the sciatic nerve.
"Essays on Life, Art and Science" by Samuel Butler
They were a valuable index to the state of the sciatic nerve.
"The Window-Gazer" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Appearance of epilepsy also in animals born of parents having been rendered epileptic by the section of the sciatic nerve.
"The Humour of Homer and Other Essays" by Samuel Butler
Paralysis of the Sciatic Nerve.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
If untreated, the morbid process may implicate the sheath of the sciatic nerve and cause genuine sciatic neuralgia (Llewellyn and Jones).
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Something else rasped across his sciatic nerve.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
The trunk nerves of the arm, and the great sciatic nerve, were probably the most frequent seats of such wounds.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
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In news:

AC impedance of the perineurium of the frog sciatic nerve.
AC impedance of the perineurium of the frog sciatic nerve .
It stems from a problem with the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back into each leg and controls leg muscles and feeling.
Sciatica is a symptom that is caused when the sciatic nerve is injured or inflamed.
Injury to the sciatic nerve is caused by things that put pressure on the nerve.
It's a persistent aching or burning pain felt along the sciatic nerve.
You feel pain (and perhaps numbness or weakness) because your sciatic nerve is compressed or injured.
The sciatic (sigh-ATTIC) nerve is the body's longest and largest nerve.
The sciatic nerve is a large nerve formed by the intermingling of nerve roots coming from the lower segments of the spinal cord.
Sciatica is often caused by a bone spur (an abnormal bone growth) or by a disk protrusion (a torn, bulging disk in the spine), two common conditions that can crowd the sciatic nerve.
This can make the disc prone to rupture, sometimes resulting in pressure on the sciatic nerve, which runs from the pelvic area down each leg.
Caused by an irritation of the sciatic nerve, this pain can radiate down the back of the leg and all the way to the foot.
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