communicating branch

com·mu·ni·cat·ing branch

[TA]
a bundle of nerve fibers passing from one named nerve to join another.[anat usage note: the term "communicating branch" is used in the nervous system to replace the inadequate "anastomosing branch" used for vascular systems.]
Synonym(s): ramus communicans [TA]

com·mu·ni·cat·ing branch

(kŏ-myūn'i-kāt-ing branch) [TA]
A bundle of nerve fibers passing from one named nerve to join another.
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The lateral sural cutaneous (LSC) and sural communicating branch nerves also originate from the common fibular nerve and have a sensory function that can elicit reflex activity.
Fascicles of the LSC, sural communicating branch, and MSC nerves were also traced for completeness.
The MSC nerve branched off the tibial nerve at approximately the same location as the branches innervating the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles, while the LSC and sural communicating branch nerves branched off the common fibular nerve proximal to the bifurcation.

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