somatic nerve


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so·mat·ic nerve

one of the nerves of parietal sensation or voluntary motion, as distinguished from the visceral sensory, involuntary motor, and secretory nerves.

so·mat·ic nerve

(sō-mat'ik nĕrv)
One of the nerves of parietal sensation or voluntary motion, as distinguished from the visceral sensory, involuntary motor, and secretory nerves.

somatic nerve

A peripheral nerve that contains axons of the dorsal root ganglia or the cranial ganglia (i.e., somatic sensory nerves) or axons of the ventral horn or cranial nuclei motor neurons (i.e., somatic motor nerves). Somatic nerves innervate skin, skeletal muscles, and joints.
See also: nerve
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In this regard, the aim of our work was the study of the influence of hyaluronic acid on the changes in lipid composition and the state of cell membranes in degenerative processes in rats' somatic nerves.
6) Some authors have postulated that the pain is caused by the compression of the somatic nerves that accompany the blood vessels within the tumor.
The present study indicates a possible growth delay on the phrenic nerves compared to other somatic nerves, since the sural nerve of these animals grew more rapidly between 30 and 90 days, reaching adult values on animals aged 180 days.