noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of sciaticus Date: 14th century pain along the course of a sciatic nerve especially in the back of the thigh; broadly pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, or adjacent parts

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  • sciatică — sciátică s. f. (sil. sci a ), g. d. art. sciáticii; pl. sciátici Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  SCIÁTICĂ f. Stare patologică constând dintr o afecţiune a nervului sciatic, care se manifestă prin dureri în regiunea… …   Dicționar Român

  • sciatica — (n.) late 14c., from M.L. sciatica, in sciatica passio sciatic disease, from fem. of sciaticus sciatic, from L. ischiadicus of pain in the hip, from Gk. iskhiadikos, from iskhias (gen. iskhiados) pain in the hips, from iskhion hip joint …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sciatica — Sci*at i*ca, n. [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sciatica — / ʃatika/ s.f. [der. di sciatico ]. (med.) [infiammazione del nervo ischiatico] ▶◀ ischialgia, sciatalgia …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • sciatica — ► NOUN ▪ pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back …   English terms dictionary

  • sciatica — [sī at′i kə] n. [ME < ML < sciaticus] any painful condition in the region of the hip and thigh; esp., neuritis of the long nerve (sciatic nerve) passing down the back of the thigh …   English World dictionary

  • Sciatica — Infobox Disease Name = Sciatica Caption = Left gluteal region, showing surface markings for arteries and sciatic nerve. DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|M|54|3|m|50 ICD10|M|54|4|m|50 ICD9 = ICD9|724.3 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = emerg… …   Wikipedia

  • sciatica — /suy at i keuh/, n. Pathol. 1. pain and tenderness at some points of the sciatic nerve, usually caused by a prolapsed intervertebral disk; sciatic neuralgia. 2. any painful disorder extending from the hip down the back of the thigh and… …   Universalium

  • Sciatica — Pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve, typically felt from the low back to behind the thigh and radiating down below the knee. While sciatica can result from a herniated disc directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation… …   Medical dictionary

  • sciatica — noun pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back. Origin ME: from late L. sciatica (passio) (affliction) of sciatica (see sciatic) …   English new terms dictionary

  • sciatica — Ischiadic Is chi*ad ic ([i^]s k[i^]*[a^]d [i^]k), a. [L. ischiadicus, Gr. ischiadoko s, fr. ischi on the hip joint, hip or loin. Cf. {Sciatic}.] (Anat.) Ischial. [R.] [1913 Webster] {Ischiadic passion} or {Ischiadic disease} (Med.), a rheumatic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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