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Encyclopedia > Superior gluteal nerve
Nerve: Superior gluteal nerve
Nerves of the right lower extremity. Posterior view.
Plan of sacral and pudendal plexuses. (Superior gluteal labeled at upper left.)
Latin n. glutæus superior
Gray's subject #213 659
Innervates gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, tensor fasciæ latæ
From sacral plexus
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MeSH [1]
Dorlands/Elsevier n_05/12565861

The superior gluteal nerve is a nerve that originates in the pelvis which supplies the gluteus medius, the gluteus minimus, and the tensor fasciae latae muscles. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (344x1000, 115 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Sciatic nerve Wikipedia:Grays Anatomy images with missing articles 17 Tibial nerve Common peroneal nerve Femoral nerve List of images in Grays Anatomy: IX. Neurology... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language. ... The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteus muscles which are located in the buttock. ... The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteus muscles which are located in the buttock. ... In human anatomy, the Sacral plexus refers to the nerve plexus emerging from the sacral vertebrae (S1-S4), and which provides nerves for the pelvis and lower limbs. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... Nerves (yellow) Nerves redirects here. ... Human male pelvis, viewed from front Human female pelvis, viewed from front The pelvis is the bony structure located at the base of the spine (properly known as the caudal end). ... The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteus muscles which are located in the buttock. ... The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteus muscles which are located in the buttock. ... The Tensor fasciae latae (singular: Tensor fasciae lata) are muscles of the thigh. ...


Structure

The superior gluteal nerve originates in the sacral plexus. It arises from the dorsal divisions of the fourth and fifth lumbar and first sacral nerves: it leaves the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen above the piriformis, accompanied by the superior gluteal artery and the superior gluteal vein. It then divides into a superior and an inferior branch. In human anatomy, the Sacral plexus refers to the nerve plexus emerging from the sacral vertebrae (S1-S4), and which provides nerves for the pelvis and lower limbs. ... The Sacral Nerves—The posterior divisions of the sacral nerves (rami posteriores) are small, and diminish in size from above downward; they emerge, except the last, through the posterior sacral foramina. ... The greater sciatic foramen is bounded, in front and above, by the posterior border of the hip bone; behind, by the sacrotuberous ligament; and below, by the sacrospinous ligament. ... The piriformis (from Latin piriformis = pear shaped) is a muscle in the gluteal region of the lower limb. ... The superior gluteal artery (gluteal artery) is the largest branch of the hypogastric, and appears to be the continuation of the posterior division of that vessel. ...

The superior gluteal nerve and vessels travel above the piriformis muscle through the greater sciatic foramen; the inferior gluteal nerve and vessels travel below the muscle. The superior gluteal artery (gluteal artery) is the largest branch of the hypogastric, and appears to be the continuation of the posterior division of that vessel. ... The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteus muscles which are located in the buttock. ... The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteus muscles which are located in the buttock. ... The Tensor fasciae latae (singular: Tensor fasciae lata) are muscles of the thigh. ... The piriformis (from Latin piriformis = pear shaped) is a muscle in the gluteal region of the lower limb. ... The Superior Gluteal Nerve () arises from the dorsal divisions of the fourth and fifth lumbar and first sacral nerves: it leaves the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen above the Piriformis, accompanied by the superior gluteal vessels, and divides into a superior and an inferior branch. ...


See also

The Superior Gluteal Nerve () arises from the dorsal divisions of the fourth and fifth lumbar and first sacral nerves: it leaves the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen above the Piriformis, accompanied by the superior gluteal vessels, and divides into a superior and an inferior branch. ...

External links

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. Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, US. The school, which officially became Duke University in 1924, traces its institutional roots to 1838. ... 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. ...

Lumbosacral plexus

lumbar plexus: iliohypogastric - ilioinguinal - genitofemoral - lumboinguinal - lateral cutaneous of thigh - patellar - obturator - accessory obturator - femoral (saphenous) Grays Fig. ... The Iliohypogastric Nerve arises from the first lumbar nerve. ... The Ilioinguinal Nerve, smaller than the Iliohypogastric nerve, arises with it from the first lumbar nerve. ... In human anatomy, the genitofemoral nerve originates from the upper part of the lumbar plexus of spinal nerves. ... 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. ... The Femoral Nerve supplies innervation the anterior portion of the leg. ...


sacral/coccygeal plexus: to quadratus femoris - to obturator internus - to the piriformis - superior gluteal - inferior gluteal - posterior cutaneous of thigh
sciatic: tibial (sural - medial plantar - lateral plantar) - common fibular (deep fibular - superficial fibular) In human anatomy, the Sacral plexus refers to the nerve plexus emerging from the sacral vertebrae (S1-S4), and which provides nerves for the pelvis and lower limbs. ... The Superior Gluteal Nerve () arises from the dorsal divisions of the fourth and fifth lumbar and first sacral nerves: it leaves the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen above the Piriformis, accompanied by the superior gluteal vessels, and divides into a superior and an inferior branch. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... The Tibial Nerve The tibial nerve passes through the popliteal fossa to pass below the arch of soleus. ... The sural nerve (short saphenous nerve), formed by the junction of the medial sural cutaneous with the peroneal anastomotic branch, passes downward near the lateral margin of the tendo calcaneus, lying close to the small saphenous vein, to the interval between the lateral malleolus and the calcaneus. ...


pudendal plexus: perforating cutaneous - pudendal - dorsal of the penis - inferior rectal - perineal (posterior scrotal) - anococcygeal The pudendal plexus is not sharply marked off from the sacral plexus, and as a consequence some of the branches which spring from it may arise in conjunction with those of the sacral plexus. ... The Perforating Cutaneous Nerve usually arises from the posterior surface of the second and third sacral nerves. ... The pudendal nerve is responsible for orgasm, urination, and defecation in both sexes. ... Anococcygeal Nerves: The fifth sacral nerve receives a communicating filament from the fourth, and unites with the coccygeal nerve to form the coccygeal plexus. ...


 
 

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