greater sciatic foramen

greater sciatic foramen
greater sciatic foramen n SCIATIC FORAMEN (a)

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  • Greater sciatic foramen — Infobox Anatomy Name = Greater sciatic foramen Latin = foramen ischiadicum majus GraySubject = 80 GrayPage = 309 Caption = Articulations of pelvis, anterior view, with greater sciatic foramen (labeled in red) and its boundaries. Caption2 =… …   Wikipedia

  • greater sacrosciatic foramen — greater sciatic foramen f. ischiadicum majus …   Medical dictionary

  • sciatic foramen — n either of two foramina on each side of the pelvis that are formed by the hip bone, the sacrospinous ligament, and the sacrotuberous ligament and that form a passage from the pelvis to the gluteal and peroneal regions: a) one giving passage to… …   Medical dictionary

  • Greater sciatic notch — Infobox Bone Name = Greater sciatic notch Latin = incisura ischiadica major GraySubject = 57 GrayPage = 235 Caption = Right hip bone, external surface, showing greater sciatic notch and lesser sciatic notch, separated by the spine of ischium.… …   Wikipedia

  • sciatic foramen — noun : either of two foramina on each side leading from the pelvis to the gluteal and peroneal regions and transmitting respectively (1) the sciatic nerve, superior and inferior gluteal, pudendal, and other nerves, associated vessels, and the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sciatic notch — n either of two notches on the dorsal border of the hip bone on each side that when closed off by ligaments form the corresponding sciatic foramina: a) a relatively large notch just above the ischial spine that is converted into the greater… …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramen — In anatomy, a foramen (pl. foramina) is any opening. ExampleskullSee Foramina of skullOther* the apical foramen is the hole at the tip of the root of a tooth. * the foramen ovale (heart) is a hole between the venous and arterial sides of the… …   Wikipedia

  • foramen ischiadicum majus — [TA] greater sciatic foramen: a hole converted from the major sciatic notch by the sacrotuberal and sacrospinal ligaments; called also greater ischiadic or greater sacrosciatic f …   Medical dictionary

  • Sciatic nerve — The largest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve begins from nerve roots in the lumbar part of the spinal cord (in the low back) and extends through the buttock area to send nerve endings down to the legs. Pain resulting from irritation of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramen — A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale. * * * An aperture or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure. SYN: trema (1). [L. an… …   Medical dictionary

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