white ramus communicans

white ramus communicans n RAMUS COMMUNICANS (a)

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  • White ramus communicans — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = ramus communicans albus nervi spinalis GraySubject = 208 GrayPage = 920 Caption = Scheme showing structure of a typical spinal nerve. 1. Somatic efferent. 2. Somatic afferent. 3,4,5. Sympathetic efferent. 6 …   Wikipedia

  • ramus communicans — ramus com·mu·ni·cans kə myü nə .kanz n, pl rami com·mu·ni·can·tes kə .myü nə kan .tēz any of the bundles of nerve fibers connecting a sympathetic ganglion with a spinal nerve and being divided into two kinds: a) one consisting of myelinated… …   Medical dictionary

  • white ramus — n RAMUS COMMUNICANS (a) …   Medical dictionary

  • ramus communicans albus nervi spinalis — [TA] white communicating branch of spinal nerve: one of the two types of communicating nerve branches between a sympathetic ganglion and a spinal nerve; the white type are mostly myelinated, send impulses from the spinal nerves to and through the …   Medical dictionary

  • Gray ramus communicans — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = ramus communicans griseus nervi spinalis GraySubject = 208 GrayPage = 920 Caption = Scheme showing structure of a typical spinal nerve. 1. Somatic efferent. 2. Somatic afferent. 3,4,5. Sympathetic efferent …   Wikipedia

  • Communicans — is a Latin word meaning communicating . It is most commonly used in medical or biological terminology. The rami communicans are connective spinal nerves that attach to the ganglion of the sympathetic trunk. The two branches of the nerves are… …   Wikipedia

  • communicans — Communicating; connecting or joining. [L. pres. p. of communico, pp. atus, to share with someone, make common] * * * communicans see GRAY RAMUS COMMUNICANS, RAMUS COMMUNICANS, WHITE RAMUS COMMUNICANS * * * adj. communicating or connecting. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ramus — In anatomy, a branch, such as a branch of a blood vessel or nerve. For example, the ramus acetabularis arteriae circumflexae femoris medialis is the branch of an artery that goes to the socket of the hip joint. The plural of ramus is rami. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • Rami communicans — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = rami communicantes nervorum spinalium GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Scheme showing structure of a typical spinal nerve. 1. Somatic efferent. 2. Somatic afferent. 3,4,5. Sympathetic efferent. 6,7.… …   Wikipedia

  • Intercostal nerves — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = nervi intercostales GraySubject = 211 GrayPage = 945 Caption = Diagram of the course and branches of a typical intercostal nerve. Caption2 = Intercostal nerves, the superficial muscles having been removed.… …   Wikipedia

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