inferior gluteal nerve


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in·fe·ri·or glu·te·al nerve

[TA]
arises as a branch of the sacral plexus, conveying fibers from the fifth lumbar and first and second sacral nerves , and supplies the gluteus maximus muscle. It is subject to injury by compression and ischemia in sedentary individuals, resulting in difficulty in rising from a sitting position and difficulty climbing stairs.
Synonym(s): nervus gluteus inferior [TA]

inferior gluteal nerve

a nerve that supplies the gluteus maximus.

in·fe·ri·or glu·te·al nerve

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr glū'tē-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
Arises as a branch of the sacral plexus, conveying fibers from the fifth lumbar and first and second sacral nerves, and supplies the gluteus maximus muscle. It is subject to injury by compression and ischemia in sedentary people, resulting in difficulty in rising from a sitting position and difficulty climbing stairs.
Synonym(s): nervus gluteus inferior.

inferior gluteal nerve

A mixed nerve of axons from spinal nerves L5–S2. It follows the sciatic nerve out of the pelvis, and it innervates the gluteus maximus muscle.
See also: nerve
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