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Sciatic Nerve

"Sciatic 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 which originates in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord (L4 to S3) and supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve, which is the main continuation of the sacral plexus, is the largest nerve in the body. It has two major branches, the TIBIAL NERVE and the PERONEAL NERVE.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sciatic Nerve" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Sciatic Nerve" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 382 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 19 publications in 2015
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