Definition of Nervus ulnaris

1. Noun. A nerve running along the inner side of the arm and passing near the elbow; supplies intrinsic muscles of the hand and the skin of the medial side of the hand.

Exact synonyms: Cubital Nerve, Ulnar Nerve
Generic synonyms: Nerve, Nervus
Group relationships: Arm
Specialized synonyms: Crazy Bone, Funny Bone

Medical Definition of Nervus ulnaris

1. A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans, the fibres of the ulnar nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually c7 to t1), travel via the medial cord of the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to parts of the hand and forearm. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervus Ulnaris

nervus supraclavicularis medialis
nervus supraorbitalis
nervus suprascapularis
nervus supratrochlearis
nervus suralis
nervus tensoris tympani
nervus tensoris veli palatini
nervus tentorii
nervus thoracicus longus
nervus thoracodorsalis
nervus tibialis
nervus transversus colli
nervus trigeminus
nervus trochlearis
nervus tympanicus
nervus ulnaris (current term)
nervus utricularis
nervus utriculoampullaris
nervus vagus
nervus vascularis
nervus vertebralis
nervus vestibularis
nervus vestibulocochlearis
nervus zygomaticus

Literary usage of Nervus ulnaris

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

1. Medicinisch-chirurgische Rundschau (1864)
"Dieses Gefühl pflanzt sieh auf die Schultern tort, übergreift auf die Arme, indem es nur dem Verlaufe des nervus ulnaris folgt und im ..."

2. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"nervus ulnaris. — The ulnar nerve, which was traced in the dissection of the arm as far as the interval between the olecranon and medial epicondyle of the ..."

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