sacral plexus


sacral plexus
a nerve network originating from the nerves of the sacral spine and innervating large areas of the lower trunk and legs, esp. via the sciatic nerves.

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  • sacral plexus — noun a nerve plexus formed by the 4th and 5th lumbar and 1st, 2nd, 3rd sacral nerves; supplies the pelvic region and lower limbs • Syn: ↑plexus sacralis • Hypernyms: ↑nerve plexus * * * noun : a nerve plexus supplying the posterior limb and… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Sacral nerves — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = nervi sacrales GraySubject = 209 GrayPage = 924 Caption = Areas of distribution of the cutaneous branches of the posterior divisions of the spinal nerves. The areas of the medial branches are in black, those… …   Wikipedia

  • plexus lumbalis — 1. [TA] lumbar plexus: a plexus formed by the anterior branches of the second to fifth lumbar nerves in the psoas major muscle (the branches of the first lumbar nerve often are included). The lower division of the fourth lumbar nerve joins the… …   Medical dictionary

  • plexus sacralis — noun a nerve plexus formed by the 4th and 5th lumbar and 1st, 2nd, 3rd sacral nerves; supplies the pelvic region and lower limbs • Syn: ↑sacral plexus • Hypernyms: ↑nerve plexus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plexus — A plexus is a network. It has more specific meanings in multiple fields.BiologyIn biology it has multiple meanings.Nervous systemIn many animals the processes of neurons join together to form a plexus or nerve net. In vertebratesIn vertebrates, a …   Wikipedia


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