Analysis Of Sciatic Splash

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The attraction called Sciatic Splash focuses on the anatomy of the sciatic nerve. This attraction is represented as a water slide. The water slide is connected directly to a lazy river that circles the bottom of the water slide. The water slide represent the sciatic nerve, the largest and longest nerve in the human body. The lazy river, represent the lumbar enlargement of the spinal cord, connected to the spinal cord through the sciatic nerve. The lazy river also represent the continuous flow of information to and from the lumbar enlargement. In addition to the representation of the sciatic nerve, this attraction serves visitors an enjoyable relaxing time in the river. This attraction also give view to the other attraction in the Nervous Empire.…show more content…
It runs from each side of the lower spine through deep in the buttock into the back of the thigh all the way down the foot. It also connected to the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles. This nerve is formed from the L4 to the S3 segments of the sacral plexus a collection of nerve fibers that emerges from the sacral part of the spinal cord. The sciatic nerve merges from the fourth and fifth lumbar nerves with the first, second and third sacral nerves. From the lower back, the sciatic nerve runs inferiorly into the gluteal region and into the posterior of the femoral region of the leg. The sciatic nerve innervates posterior muscles of the thighs and the muscles of the lower legs and feet. It supplies sensation, strength, and carries signals from the skin of the hip and thigh through the sciatic nerve toward the spinal cord. Similar to many spinal nerves, the sciatic nerve is made of individual neurons that runs along the length of the nerve. The sciatic nerve is divided into two nerves, the tibial and peroneal nerves. The peroneal nerves travel laterally along the outter part of the knee and into the upper foot. The tibial nerves also travel down the feet, but innervate rather the heels and sole of the…show more content…
The axon of a neuron is the control center to generate muscle tension. Muscle tension, generated by a neuron function through the creation of movement, maintaining posture, stabilization of joints, generation of heat and regulates the flow of materials through hollow organs. The axon extended from the axon hillock, divide into collateral branches, each ending with the telodendria, the axons terminals. Each telodendria contain the synaptic knob, which contains synaptic vesicles filled with neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine. Some axons were surrounded by myelin sheath, which is a lipid responsible for insulation, and speed of the impulse

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