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Encyclopedia > Ventral ramus of spinal nerve
Nerve: Ventral ramus
The formation of the spinal nerve from the dorsal and ventral roots. (Ventral ramus labeled at lower left.)
Latin ramus anterior nervi spinalis
Gray's subject #210 925
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12688799

The ventral ramus (anterior ramus, anterior branch, anterior divisions of the spinal nerves) supply the antero-lateral parts of the trunk, and the limbs; they are for the most part larger than the posterior divisions. Image File history File links Spinal_nerve. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ...


In the thoracic region they run independently of one another, but in the cervical, lumbar, and sacral regions they unite near their origins to form plexuses. Diagram of a tsetse fly, showing the head, thorax and abdomen The thorax is a division of an animals body, that lies between the head and the abdomen. ... In anatomy, cervical is an adjective that has two meanings: of or pertaining to the neck. ... In anatomy, lumbar is an adjective that means of or pertaining to the abdominal segment of the torso, between the diaphragm and the sacrum (pelvis). ... 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. ...


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The Ventral rami including the sinuvertebral nerve branches, supply structures anterior to the facet joint, including the vertebral bodies, the discs and their ligaments and joints other spinal nerves to form the lumbo-sacral plexus.


 
 

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