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Meaning of SCIATICA

Pronunciation:  sI'atika

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  neuralgia along the sciatic nerve

SCIATICA is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: neuralgia, neuralgy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 also popularly applied to
various painful affections of the hip and the parts adjoining
it. See {Ischiadic passion}, under {Ischiadic}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: traditionally defined as pain in the sciatic nerve, or its branches, that is caused by direct pressure or irritation.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Sciatica is low back pain radiating down the buttock and below the knee.