Definition of Nervus radialis

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, Radial Nerve
Generic synonyms: Nerve, Nervus

Medical Definition of Nervus radialis

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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervus Radialis

nervus palatinus major
nervus pectoralis lateralis
nervus pectoralis medialis
nervus peroneus communis
nervus peroneus profundus
nervus peroneus superficialis
nervus petrosus major
nervus petrosus minor
nervus petrosus profundus
nervus phrenicus
nervus plantaris lateralis
nervus plantaris medialis
nervus presacralis
nervus pterygoideus
nervus radialis (current term)
nervus saccularis
nervus saphenus
nervus sciaticus
nervus spinalis
nervus spinosus
nervus splanchnicus imus
nervus splanchnicus major
nervus splanchnicus minor
nervus stapedius
nervus statoacusticus
nervus subclavius
nervus subcostalis
nervus sublingualis

Literary usage of Nervus radialis

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

1. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1893)
"... he finds that the nerve comes from the "nervus radialis profundus," as Westling states, but that in one case it came on" from that nerve along with an ..."

2. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1901)
"The Musculo-spiral Nerve (nervus radialis) is the direct continuation of the posterior cord of the brachial plexus after it has furnished in the axilla the ..."

3. 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 (1920)
"... with neuritis of the nervus radialis. The second was described by Willige; after a short initial stage of neuralgia, a peripheral paralysis of the right ..."

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