Ventral ramus of spinal nerve
|Nerve: Ventral ramus|
|The formation of the spinal nerve from the dorsal and ventral roots. (Ventral ramus labeled at lower left.)|
|Latin||ramus anterior nervi spinalis|
|Gray's||subject #210 925|
The ventral ramus (anterior ramus, anterior branch, anterior divisions of the spinal nerves) supply the antero-lateral parts of the trunk, and the limbs; they are for the most part larger than the posterior divisions.
The Ventral rami, including the sinuvertebral nerve branches, supply structures anterior to the facet joint, including the vertebral bodies, the discs and their ligaments and joints other spinal nerves to form the lumbo-sacral plexus.
- Norman/Georgetown terminologyanatplanes (typicalspinalnerve)
- Atlas of anatomy at UMich abdo_wall72 - "Lumbosacral plexus"
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