anterior ramus


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anterior ramus

a branch of each spinal nerve as it exits the vertebral canal. The anterior rami form the major somatic plexuses of the body. Major visceral components of the peripheral nervous system are also associated mainly with the anterior rami of spinal nerves.

anterior ramus

One of the primary branches of a spinal nerve that supplies the lateral and ventral portions of the body wall, limbs, and perineum.
See also: ramus
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