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Femoral Nerve

"Femoral Nerve" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A nerve originating in the lumbar spinal cord (usually L2 to L4) and traveling through the lumbar plexus to provide motor innervation to extensors of the thigh and sensory innervation to parts of the thigh, lower leg, and foot, and to the hip and knee joints.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Femoral Nerve" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Femoral Nerve" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2016
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.