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Encyclopedia > Dorsal ramus of spinal nerve
Nerve: Dorsal ramus of spinal nerve
Diagram of the course and branches of a typical intercostal nerve. (Posterior division labeled at upper right.)
Areas of distribution of the cutaneous branches of the posterior divisions of the spinal nerves. The areas of the medial branches are in black, those of the lateral in red.
Latin ramus posterior nervi spinalis
Gray's subject #209 921
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12691733

The posterior (or dorsal) branches (or divisions) of the spinal nerves are as a rule smaller than the anterior divisions. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... The term spinal nerve generally refers to the mixed spinal nerve, which is formed from the dorsal and ventral roots that come out of the spinal cord. ...

They are directed backward, and, with the exceptions of those of the first cervical, the fourth and fifth sacral, and the coccygeal, divide into medial and lateral branches for the supply of the muscles and skin of the posterior part of the trunk. In anatomy, cervical is an adjective that has two meanings: of or pertaining to the neck. ... Sacrum, pelvic surface The sacrum (os sacrum) is a large, triangular bone at the base of the vertebral column and at the upper and back part of the pelvic cavity, where it is inserted like a wedge between the two hip bones. ... For the meaning of medial in anatomy, see anatomical terms of location. ... The term lateral can refer to: an anatomical definition of direction. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Epidermis (skin). ... Trunk may be: Look up trunk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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