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Dec 6, 2012

The largest nerve in the body

The Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body – about as thick as a lead pencil – 0.78 inches (1.98 centimeters). It is a broad, flat nerve composed of nerve fibers, and it runs from the spinal cord down the back of each leg. (The Handy Science Answer Book, compiled by the Science and Technology department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)