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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sup][4] As splenic artery is a terminal artery without communicating branch, splenic infarction has a tendency to spontaneous healing.
Type III- MSCN nerve and the communicating branch did not pierce the coracobrachialis.
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.
In the proximal common fibular nerve, the DF, SF, and cutaneous branches (sural communicating branch and/or LSC branch) could be distinguished separately (Figure 3).
The superior communicating branch joins the sciatic artery just above the knee.
We describe the presence of a communicating branch between the mylohyoid and lingual nerves in an adult male cadaver, and discuss its clinical/surgical implications as well as its possible role on the sensory innervation of the tongue.
In this way, the aim of the present study is to describe the presence of a communicating branch between the mylohyoid and lingual nerves, and to discuss its clinical/surgical implications.
The LN, after receiving this communicating branch from the MHN, also presented normal course and branching pattern.
A variation in the formation of the median nerve; communicating branch between the musculocutaneous and median nerves in man.

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