popliteal nerve

popliteal nerve

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  • Popliteal fossa — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = fossa poplitea GraySubject = 158 GrayPage = 631 Caption = Lateral aspect of right leg. Caption2 = System = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = f 14 DorlandsSuf = 12376523 The popliteal fossa is a space or …   Wikipedia

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