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Encyclopedia > Cutaneous branch of the obturator nerve
Nerve: Cutaneous branch of the obturator nerve
Latin ramus cutaneus nervi obturatorii
Gray's subject #212 954
From obturator nerve
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12689784

Occasionally the communicating branch to the anterior cutaneous and saphenous branches of the femoral is continued down, as a cutaneous branch, to the thigh and leg, as the cutaneous branch of the obturator nerve. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The Obturator Nerve arises from the ventral divisions of the second, third, and fourth lumbar nerves; the branch from the third is the largest, while that from the second is often very small. ... Elseviers logo. ...


When this is so, it emerges from beneath the lower border of the Adductor longus, descends along the posterior margin of the Sartorius to the medial side of the knee, where it pierces the deep fascia, communicates with the saphenous nerve, and is distributed to the skin of the tibial side of the leg as low down as its middle. The Adductor longus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... For the muscle, see sartorius muscle. ... Fascia is specialized connective tissue layer which surrounds muscles, bones, and joints, providing support and protection and giving structure to the body. ... The Saphenous Nerve (long or internal saphenous nerve) is the largest cutaneous branch of the femoral nerve. ...


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  • SUNY Labs 11:05-0205 - "Superficial Anatomy of the Lower Extremity: Cutaneous Nerves of the Anterior Thigh and Leg"

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, better known as SUNY Downstate Medical Center, is an academic medical center and is the only one of its kind in the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy after Henry Gray, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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