the nerve supplying a joint supplies also the muscles which move the joint and the skin covering the articular insertion of those muscles.
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Hil·ton law(hil'tŏn law)
The nerve supplying a joint that also supplies the muscles that move the joint and the skin covering the articular insertion of those muscles.
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The trunk of a nerve sends branches not only to a particular muscle but also to the joint moved by that muscle and to the skin overlying the insertion of that muscle.
See also: Hilton, John
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Hilton,John, English surgeon, 1804-1878.
Hilton law - the nerve supplying a joint also supplies the muscles that move the joint and the skin covering the articular insertion of those muscles.
Hilton method - division of the nerves supplying a part, for the relief of pain in ulcers.
Hilton sac - a small diverticulum provided with mucous glands. Synonym(s): saccule of larynx
Hilton white line - a zone in the mucosa of the anal canal said to be palpable. Synonym(s): white line of anal canal
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