posterior ramus


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posterior ramus

The branch of a spinal nerve carrying motor axons to and sensory axons from the deep (intrinsic) muscles of the back and the skin that overlies them.
Synonym: dorsal nerve; dorsal ramus
See also: ramus
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The lesion is associated with a third molar that is displaced toward the posterior ramus.
The dorsal surface of the cranium was removed to expose the left lateral surface of the medulla between the posterior ramus of the eighth cranial nerve ([VIII.sub.p]) and cranial nerve IX, near the rostral and mid-region of the DON, respectively.

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