sacral plexus


noun

a nerve network originating from the nerves of the sacral spine and innervating large areas of the lower trunk and legs, especially via the sciatic nerves.

Nearby words

  1. sacral crest,
  2. sacral flexure,
  3. sacral foramen,
  4. sacral ganglion,
  5. sacral nerve,
  6. sacral splanchnic nerve,
  7. sacralgia,
  8. sacralization,
  9. sacralize,
  10. sacrament

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Medicine definitions for sacral plexus

sacral plexus

n.

A plexus formed by the fourth and fifth lumbar nerves and by the first, second, and third sacral nerves, lying on the posterior wall of the pelvis and supplying the lower limbs.

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