Definition of Ulnar nerve

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, Nervus Ulnaris
Generic synonyms: Nerve, Nervus
Group relationships: Arm
Specialized synonyms: Crazy Bone, Funny Bone

Medical Definition of Ulnar nerve

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 Ulnar Nerve

ulnar artery
ulnar branch of medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve
ulnar clubhand
ulnar collateral ligament
ulnar collateral ligament of elbow
ulnar collateral ligament of wrist
ulnar communicating branch of superficial radial nerve
ulnar eminence
ulnar extensor muscle of wrist
ulnar flexor muscle of wrist
ulnar head
ulnar margin of forearm
ulnar nerve (current term)
ulnar nerve compression syndrome
ulnar notch
ulnar reflex
ulnar styloid erosions
ulnar variance
ulnar vein
ulnar veins

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