posterior femoral cutaneous nerve

noun

Medical Definition of posterior femoral cutaneous nerve

: a nerve that arises from the sacral plexus, leaves the pelvis in company with the sciatic nerve through the greater sciatic foramen, and is distributed to the skin of the perineum and of the back of the thigh and leg — compare lateral femoral cutaneous nerve

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“Posterior femoral cutaneous nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/posterior%20femoral%20cutaneous%20nerve. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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