sciatic nerve


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Synonyms for 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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The first step was to use a 3D scanner to reverse engineer the structure of a rat's sciatic nerve.
The option of using a local anaesthetic and steroid to treat sciatica involves numbing the sciatic nerve for a period of hours, giving short-term relief while the steroid has a long-term effect reducing inflammation in the joint and around the nerve.
A comparison of the posterior versus lateral approaches to the block of the sciatic nerve in the popliteal fossa.
Post harvesting, each sciatic nerve was stored in 10-percent buffered formalin solution for preservation.
We have investigated the phase shifts due to four different measured action currents, from the frog sciatic nerve, the crayfish medial giant axon, the squid giant axon, and the human median nerve.
During the flight I had severe back pain from a spinal fusion of the lower back which has left me with a damaged sciatic nerve and disabled in the left leg.
Wikenheiser's expert, testified at his deposition that the injury occurred to the sciatic nerve at the site of the surgery at the hip.
Background & objective: This study was carried out to determine the effects of reactive oxygen species in the balance between the pro-oxidant and antioxidant levels in experimental peripheral constriction injury induced by silver wire looping of sciatic nerve of rats.
The disc was putting a lot of pressure on my sciatic nerve and was sending horrible messages through my hamstring.
Articles on regional anesthesia and pain medicine cover nerve blocks (peripheral, interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, axillary, femoral, psoas, sciatic nerve, truncal and neuraxial), ophthalmic regional work, and procedures for chronic pain.
If the bull's horn had penetrated his upper thigh instead of his shin, the injury might have damaged his sciatic nerve, the main nerve for the whole leg.
Yet, there being a thorn to most roses, I also developed a monster sciatic nerve thing by wearing the holster in the same place for 30 years.
The Arsenal captain, playing his first match since being sidelined with a sciatic nerve problem at the end of November, opened the scoring for the Gunners from the penalty spot and was heavily involved in goals for defender Justin Hoyte and Dutch striker Robin van Persie.
Writing in his programme notes, the Gunners' skipper said: 'The problem has been with my hamstring, a sciatic nerve.