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Encyclopedia > Posterior branch of obturator nerve
Nerve: Posterior branch of obturator nerve
Latin ramus posterior nervi obturatorii
Gray's subject #212 954
Innervates Adductor magnus muscle
From obturator nerve
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12691717

The posterior branch of the obturator nerve pierces the anterior part of the Obturator externus, and supplies this muscle; it then passes behind the Adductor brevis on the front of the Adductor magnus, where it divides into numerous muscular branches which are distributed to the Adductor magnus and the Adductor brevis when the latter does not receive a branch from the anterior division of the nerve. It usually gives off an articular filament to the knee-joint. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The Adductor magnus is a large triangular muscle, situated on the medial side of the thigh. ... 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. ... The Obturator externus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Adductor brevis muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Adductor magnus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... An x-ray of a human knee Grays Fig. ...


The articular branch for the knee-joint is sometimes absent; it either perforates the lower part of the Adductor magnus, or passes through the opening which transmits the femoral artery, and enters the popliteal fossa; it then descends upon the popliteal artery, as far as the back part of the knee-joint, where it perforates the oblique popliteal ligament, and is distributed to the synovial membrane. It gives filaments to the popliteal artery. Femoral artery and its major branches - right thigh, anterior view. ... The popliteal fossa is a space or shallow depression located at the back of the knee-joint. ... Arteries of the lower limb - posterior view. ...


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 As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated.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 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, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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