inferior branch

(redirected from ramus inferior)

in·fe·ri·or branch

a branch that is directed downward (caudally) or that is lowly placed, usually in contrast with another branch (superior branch), which is directed upward (rostrally) or is highly placed. Terminologia Anatomica lists inferior branches of the oculomotor nerve (CN III), the superior gluteal artery, and the transverse cervical nerve.
Synonym(s): ramus inferior [TA]
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The stem of the stapedial artery enters what will eventually be the cranial cavity and divide into ramus superior and ramus inferior.

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