common peroneal nerve


A terminal division of the sciatic nerve, passing through the lateral portion of the popliteal space to opposite the head of the fibula where it divides into the superficial and the deep peroneal nerves.

Nearby words

  1. common metre,
  2. common multiple,
  3. common nail,
  4. common noun,
  5. common palmar digital nerve,
  6. common plantar digital nerve,
  7. common pleas,
  8. common prayer,
  9. common property,
  10. common rafter

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