White ramus communicans
|White ramus communicans|
|Scheme showing structure of a typical spinal nerve. 1. Somatic efferent. 2. Somatic afferent. 3,4,5. Sympathetic efferent. 6,7. Sympathetic afferent.|
|Diagram of the course and branches of a typical intercostal nerve. (Rami communicantes labeled at center.)|
|Latin||ramus communicans albus nervi spinalis|
|Gray's||subject #208 920|
Unlike the gray variety, white rami communicantes do not extend below L3.
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- Overview and diagram
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