Definition of Nervus saphenus

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

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

Medical Definition of Nervus saphenus

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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervus Saphenus

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
nervus saccularis
nervus saphenus (current term)
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
nervus suboccipitalis
nervus supraclavicularis intermedius

Literary usage of Nervus saphenus

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

1. Practical anatomy: A New Arrangement of the London Dissector, with Numerous by David Hayes Agnew (1856)
"This branch is named nervus saphenus LONGUS. Another branch, which, running close to the femoral vessels, pierces the fascia, and is distributed below the ..."

2. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1868)
"The dependence of the arterial muscles on the nerve mentioned is easily demonstrated, for if we divide the nervus saphenus, the artery of the same name is ..."

3. A Manual of the Nervous Diseases of Man by Moritz Heinrich Romberg (1853)
"... and at the knee in the course of the upper cutaneous branch of the crural nerve (nervus saphenus minor) ; it rarely extends along the course of the ..."

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