vascular nerves

(redirected from Nervi vascularis)

vas·cu·lar nerves

a small nerve filament that supplies the wall of a blood vessel.
Synonym(s): nervi vasorum [TA]
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Adventitia (Composed of connective tissue enclosing the vasa-vasorum and nervi vascularis).
In addition, the tunica adventitia of large arteries and veins contains a system of vessels, called vasa vasorum, that supply blood to the vascular walls themselves, as well as a network of autonomic nerves, called nervi vascularis, that control contraction of the smooth muscle in the vessel walls.