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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.