Definition of Saphenous nerve

1. Noun. A branch of the femoral nerve that supplies cutaneous branches to the inner aspect of the leg and foot.

Exact synonyms: Nervus Saphenus
Generic synonyms: Nerve, Nervus
Group relationships: Leg



Medical Definition of Saphenous nerve

1. A branch of the femoral, extending from the femoral triangle to the foot, becoming subcutaneous on the medial side of the knee; it supplies cutaneous branches to the skin of the leg and foot, by way of infrapatellar and medial crural branches. Synonym: nervus saphenus, internal saphenous nerve, long saphenous nerve. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Saphenous 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)
"THE LUMBAR PLEXUS. the long saphenous nerve, and gives off several cutaneous ... The long or internal saphenous nerve is the largest of the cutaneous ..."

2. American Journal of Physiology by American Physiological Society (1887- ). (1913)
"The saphenous nerve when dissected out for stimulation lost its ... Stimulation of the saphenous nerve caused little or no change in the flexion reflex ..."

3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"saphenous nerve. N. Ilio-inguinalis.—The ilio-inguinal nerve will be found as it escapes from the subcutaneous inguinal ring (OT ext. abdominal) in company ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The posterior division of the femoral nerve gives off the saphenous nerve, and muscular and articular branches. The saphenous nerve (n. ..."

5. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, Allen Thomson, John G. Cleland (1867)
"It communicates above the joint with a branch of the long saphenous nerve ; and sometimes it takes the place of the branch usually given by the latter to ..."

6. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Schäfer, Johnson Symington, Thomas Hastie Bryce (1909)
"with offsets of the obturator and saphenous nerves below the middle of the thigh ; and in the leg it communicates again with branches of the saphenous nerve ..."

7. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"THE LUMBAR PLEXUS. the long saphenous nerve, and gives off several cutaneous ... The long or internal saphenous nerve is the largest of the cutaneous ..."

8. American Journal of Physiology by American Physiological Society (1887- ). (1913)
"The saphenous nerve when dissected out for stimulation lost its ... Stimulation of the saphenous nerve caused little or no change in the flexion reflex ..."

9. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"saphenous nerve. N. Ilio-inguinalis.—The ilio-inguinal nerve will be found as it escapes from the subcutaneous inguinal ring (OT ext. abdominal) in company ..."

10. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The posterior division of the femoral nerve gives off the saphenous nerve, and muscular and articular branches. The saphenous nerve (n. ..."

11. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, Allen Thomson, John G. Cleland (1867)
"It communicates above the joint with a branch of the long saphenous nerve ; and sometimes it takes the place of the branch usually given by the latter to ..."

12. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Schäfer, Johnson Symington, Thomas Hastie Bryce (1909)
"with offsets of the obturator and saphenous nerves below the middle of the thigh ; and in the leg it communicates again with branches of the saphenous nerve ..."

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