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sciatic

 [si-at´ik]
2. pertaining to or located near the sciatic nerve or vein.
sciatic nerve a nerve extending from the base of the spine down the thigh, with branches throughout the lower leg and foot; it is the widest nerve of the body and one of the longest. sciatica is pain or inflammation along the course of this nerve. See anatomic Table of Nerves in the Appendices and see Plates.

sci·at·ic

(sī-at'ik),
1. Relating to or situated in the neighborhood of the ischium or hip. Ischial or sciatic. Synonym(s): ischiadic, ischial, ischiatic
2. Relating to sciatica.
Synonym(s): ischiadicus
[Mediev. L. sciaticus, a corruption of G. ischiadikos, fr. ischion, the hip joint]

sciatic

/sci·at·ic/ (si-at´ik)
1. near or related to the sciatic nerve or vein.

sciatic

(sī-ăt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the ischium or to the region of the hipbone in which it is located.
2. Of or relating to sciatica.

sciatic

[sī·at′ik]
Etymology: Gk, ischiadikos, hip joint
pertaining to an area near the ischium, such as the sciatic nerve or the sciatic vein.

sci·at·ic

(sī-at'ik)
1. Relating to or situated in the neighborhood of the ischium or hip. Ischial or sciatic.
Synonym(s): ischiadic, ischial, ischiatic.
2. Relating to sciatica.
[Mediev. L. sciaticus, a corruption of G. ischiadikos, fr. ischion, the hip joint]

sciatic

pertaining to the ischium.

sciatic nerve
a large nerve extending from the lumbosacral plexus down the thigh, with branches throughout the lower leg and foot. It is the widest nerve of the body and one of the longest. See also Table 14.
sciatic nerve degeneration
occurs during parturition in cows due to passage of a large fetus through the pelvic canal causing pressure and subsequent degeneration of one or both sciatic nerves leading to posterior paresis or paralysis.
sciatic nerve paralysis
injury to the sciatic nerve, commonly during difficult parturition in heifers, causes weakness or paralysis of one hindleg and the animal is recumbent. See also maternal obstetric paralysis.
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This study helps clarify that pain that radiates down the back of the leg is often of sciatic origin," Fishman said, and doctors should consider the possibility that the pain may be due to entrapment of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle.
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The fascicular anatomy of two human sciatic nerves has been examined by McKinley [17] and Sunderland and Ray [18].
The ruler was pressed into the inside of the lesser sciatic notch of the pelvis, then removed for measurement.
Wikswo & van Egeraat (1991) measured the action current associated with a propagating action potential along a squid giant axon using the same method described for the frog sciatic nerve bundle, and obtained I = 6 [micro]A.
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.
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The disc was putting a lot of pressure on my sciatic nerve and was sending horrible messages through my hamstring.