"Sciatic Nerve" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A nerve which originates in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord (L4 to S3) and supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve, which is the main continuation of the sacral plexus, is the largest nerve in the body. It has two major branches, the TIBIAL NERVE and the PERONEAL NERVE.
- Sciatic Nerve
- Nerve, Sciatic
- Nerves, Sciatic
- Sciatic Nerves
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