Sacral nerves

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Nerve: Sacral nerves
Areas of distribution of the cutaneous branches of the posterior divisions of the spinal nerves. The areas of the medial branches are in black, those of the lateral in red.
Latin nervi sacrales
Gray's subject #209 924
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The five sacral nerves emerge from the sacrum. Although the vertebral components of the sacrum are fused into a single bone, the sacral vertebrae are still used to number the sacral nerves.

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