Definition of Anterior crural nerve

1. Noun. One of a pair of nerves that originate from lumbar nerves and supply the muscles and skin of the anterior part of the thigh.

Exact synonyms: Femoral Nerve, Nervus Femoralis
Group relationships: Thigh
Generic synonyms: Nervus Spinalis, Spinal Nerve



Medical Definition of Anterior crural nerve

1. A nerve originating in the lumbar spinal cord (usually l2 to l4) and traveling through the lumbar plexus to provide motor innervation to extensors of the thigh and sensory innervation to parts of the thigh, lower leg, and foot, and to the hip and knee joints. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anterior Crural Nerve

anterior column
anterior column of medulla oblongata
anterior commissure
anterior communicating artery
anterior compartment syndrome
anterior component of force
anterior condyloid canal of occipital bone
anterior condyloid foramen
anterior conjunctival artery
anterior coronary plexus
anterior corticospinal tract
anterior costotransverse ligament
anterior cranial base
anterior cranial fossa
anterior cruciate ligament
anterior crural nerve (current term)
anterior crural region
anterior crus of stapes
anterior cubital region
anterior curvature
anterior cusp of atrioventricular valve
anterior cutaneous branches of intercostal nerves
anterior cutaneous nerves of abdomen
anterior deep cervical lymph nodes
anterior descending artery
anterior drawer test
anterior embryotoxon
anterior epithelium of cornea

Literary usage of Anterior crural nerve

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"Within the pelvis the anterior crural nerve gives off from its outer side some small branches to the Iliacus, and a branch to the femoral artery which is ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1913)
"After making their exit from the vertebral canal, they unite within the substance of the psoas muscle to form the anterior crural nerve, ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, John Cleland, Allen Thomson (1867)
"anterior crural nerve. This nerve is the largest branch of the lumbar plexus, ... 1, anterior crural nerve ; 2, branches given to the iliacus muscle ; 3, ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1883)
"... with care there can be no risk of injuring either the femoral vessels and anterior crural nerve on the inner side, or the great sciatic nerve behind. ..."

5. The Anatomy of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1803)
"anterior crural nerve*. ... and the anterior crural nerve, at its origin, lies under the ... anterior crural nerve."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"The anterior crural nerve i» formed from the 4th and 5th lumbar roots, ... AC = anterior crural nerve. Obt. = Obturator nerve. Sc. = Sciatic nerve. ..."

7. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"anterior crural nerve. * This nerve arises from the union of the second, third, and fourth of the lumbar nerves; or, the second and third lumbar nerves, ..."

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