lateral plantar nerve


One of the two terminal branches of the tibial nerve, dividing into superficial and deep branches, supplying the skin of the lateral aspect of the sole and certain toes, and innervating certain muscles of the plantar part of the foot.

Nearby words

  1. lateral meristem,
  2. lateral moraine,
  3. lateral nystagmus,
  4. lateral pass,
  5. lateral plane,
  6. lateral plate,
  7. lateral pterygoid muscle,
  8. lateral rectus muscle,
  9. lateral rectus muscle of head,
  10. lateral recumbent position

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