Definition of Radial nerve

1. Noun. Largest branch of the brachial plexus; extends down the humerus to the lateral epicondyle where it divides into one branch that goes to the skin on the back of the hand and another that goes to the underlying extensor muscles.

Exact synonyms: Musculospiral Nerve, Nervus Radialis
Generic synonyms: Nerve, Nervus

Definition of Radial nerve

1. Noun. (anatomy) A large nerve, carrying both sensory and motor neurones, that supplies the dorsal aspect of the forearm and arm ¹

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Medical Definition of Radial nerve

1. A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans the fibres of the radial nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually c5 to t1), travel via the posterior cord of the brachial plexus, and supply motor innervation to extensor muscles of the arm and cutaneous sensory fibres to extensor regions of the arm and hand. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Radial Nerve

radial distribution function
radial distribution functions
radial eminence of wrist
radial engine
radial engines
radial flexor muscle of wrist
radial fossa of humerus
radial gate
radial glial cell
radial growth phase
radial head
radial head subluxation
radial immunodiffusion
radial index artery
radial keratotomy
radial nerve (current term)
radial notch
radial phenomenon
radial ponderomotive force stabilisation
radial pulse
radial recurrent artery
radial reflex
radial saw
radial scar
radial sclerosing lesion
radial shield
radial spoke
radial styloid tendovaginitis
radial symmetries
radial symmetry

Literary usage of Radial nerve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It communicates with a branch from the radial nerve and the palmar cutaneous branch of the median. The posterior branch passes downward along the back part ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1874)
"Some time after, he lost the use of the muscles supplied by the radial nerve, so that he was unable to use his hand and fingers. The author found, by using ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"... and the former (the outer one) is connected with the radial nerve over the border of the thumb. to the thumb, and the fingers as far as the outer side ..."

4. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"They are—(i) the radial nerve, Medial cutaneous nerve , of the forearm Fascia of the arn Basilica vein Brachial artery Medial cutaneous . nerve of the ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"It also sends a twig to join that given by the superficial branch of the radial nerve for the adjoining sides of the middle and ring fingers, and assists in ..."

6. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, Allen Thomson, John G. Cleland (1867)
"... near the wrist, the lower part of this nerve and its plexus of union with the radial nerve ; 2, trunk of the musculo-spiral nerve emerging from between ..."

7. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Schäfer, Johnson Symington, Thomas Hastie Bryce (1909)
"It communicates with a branch of the radial nerve, and with the lower external cutaneous branch of the musculo-spiral nerve. Varieties. ..."

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