sciatica

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sciatica \Sci*at"i*ca\, noun [NL.] (Med.) Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve, an affection characterized by paroxysmal attacks of pain in the buttock, back of the thigh, or in the leg or foot, following the course of the branches of the sciatic nerve. The name is also popularly applied to various painful affections of the hip and the parts adjoining it. See {Ischiadic passion}, under {Ischiadic}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ischiadic \Is'chi*ad"ic\ ([i^]s'k[i^]*[a^]d"[i^]k), adjective [L. ischiadicus, Gr. 'ischiadoko's, fr. 'ischi'on the hip joint, hip or loin. Cf. {Sciatic}.] (Anat.) Ischial. [R.]

{Ischiadic passion} or {Ischiadic disease} (Med.), a rheumatic or neuralgic affection of some part about the hip joint; -- called also {sciatica}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sciatica

noun

1: neuralgia along the sciatic nerve


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