Encyclopedia > Sciatic nerve

  Article Content

Sciatic nerve

The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that runs down the lower limb. It is the biggest single nerve in the body.

Arising from the lower part of the sacral plexus[?], the sciatic nerve enters the gluteal region by the greater sciatic foramen of the hip bone.

It continues down the posterior compartment of the thigh, until it separates into the tibial nerve[?] and the common peroneal nerve[?]. The location of this division varies between people.

Sciatic nerves from frogs and rats are often used in physiology experiments on nerve conduction. This is because this nerve is large, and is easily dissected[?] and manipulated.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
North Haven, New York

... are made up of individuals and 18.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.20 and the average family size is ...

This page was created in 23.2 ms