ansa nervorum spinalium

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ansa nervorum spinalium

Any of the connecting loops of nerve fibers between the anterior spinal nerves.
See also: ansa


pl. ansae [L.] a looplike structure.

ansa axillaris
a loop between the musculocutaneous nerve and the median nerve.
ansa cardiaca
a loop of muscle that passes around the dorsal margin of the cardia and forms the margins of the reticular groove in ruminants. It is an essential part of the closing of the cardia.
ansa cervicalis
a nerve loop attached to the hypoglossal nerve and to the first two or three cervical spinal nerves.
ansa coli
the loops of the colon including the distal, proximal and spiral loops.
ansa distalis
a loop of the colon of ruminants that succeeds the spiral colon.
ansa of Henle
Henle's loop.
ansa hypoglossi
ansa cervicalis.
ansa lenticularis
a loop of nerve fibers that connects the globus pallidus with parts of the thalamus and midbrain.
ansa nervorum spinalium
loops of spinal nerves joining the ventral spinal nerves.
ansa peduncularis
a complex grouping of nerve fibers connecting the amygdaloid nucleus, piriform area, and anterior hypothalamus, and various thalamic nuclei.
ansa proximalis
a loop of the colon of ruminants that precedes the spiral colon.
ansa sigmoidea
the s-shaped curve of the proximal duodenum as it passes over the visceral surface of the liver of the horse, ruminants and pig.
ansa spiralis
the double loop of colon made up of centripetal and centrifugal coils and a central flexure that run in a vertical plane in ruminants and in a snail-like coil in pigs.
ansa subclavia
the loop made by the cervical sympathetic trunk as it divides to pass on either side of the subclavian artery at the thoracic inlet.