tibial nerve

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tib·i·al nerve

[TA]
one of the two major divisions of the sciatic nerve, it courses down the back of the leg to terminate as the medial and lateral plantar nerves in the foot; it supplies the hamstring muscles, the muscles of the back of the leg (the dorsiflexors and invertors of the foot), and the plantar aspect of the foot, as well as the skin on the back of the leg and sole of the foot.

tib·i·al nerve

(tib'ē-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
One of the two major divisions of the sciatic nerve, itcourses down the back of the leg to terminate as the medial and lateral plantar nerves in the foot; it supplies the hamstring muscles, the muscles of the back of the leg (the dorsiflexors and invertors of the foot), and the plantar aspect of the foot, as well as the skin on the back of the leg and sole of the foot.
Synonym(s): nervus tibialis [TA] .
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In addition, to assess spinal motoneurons we used monosynaptic testing of N-reflex as a response of the soleus muscle to electrical excitation of the medial popliteal nerve and M-response, Nmax/Mmax ratio being determined (Carla Rito et al., 2009).
Animal studies have shown that paranodal demylenation may occur in a baboon medial popliteal nerve when a pressure of 500mm Hg is applied (Ochoa 1972).

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