anterior ramus


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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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The DON has an extensive rostral-caudal distribution in the lateral medulla between the entrances of the anterior ramus of cranial nerve VIII and cranial nerve X [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1A OMITTED].
A small craniotomy was made directly over the anterior ramus of the VIIIth nerve.

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