The peripheral nerves may be the seat of hemorrhages, the blood lying between the nerve trunk and its sheath.
Shortly after passing out, these two form into one, uniting to constitute a nerve trunk.
These unite and run side by side, forming as they pass between the vertebræ one silvery thread, or nerve trunk.
Atrophy and cystic degeneration of the nerve trunk follows destruction of retinal neurons and cupping of the disc.
The former usually accompanies some chronic disease of the spinal cord or the earlier stages of irritation of a nerve trunk.
This nerve trunk was atrophied below the thickening, and had undergone gelatinous degeneration.
So far as I know, it is only when a nerve trunk of some size has been wounded that neuralgia is a probable result.
nerve trunk n.
The main stem of a nerve, consisting of a bundle of nerve fibers bound together by a tough sheath of connective tissue.