from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun neuroanatomy A large nerve that starts in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb.

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  • noun 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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