- Gray ramus communicans
Name = PAGENAME
Latin = ramus communicans griseus nervi spinalis
GraySubject = 208
GrayPage = 920
Caption = Scheme showing structure of a typical
spinal nerve. 1. Somatic efferent. 2. Somatic afferent. 3,4,5. Sympathetic efferent. 6,7. Sympathetic afferent.
Caption2 = Diagram of the course and branches of a typical intercostal nerve. (Rami communicantes labeled at center.)
DorlandsPre = r_02
DorlandsSuf = 12689524
spinal nervereceives a branch, gray ramus communicans, from the adjacent ganglionof the sympathetic trunk.
They contain unmyelinated
White ramus communicans
* - "Autonomic Connections of the Spinal Cord"
* [http://126.96.36.199/calnet/ANS/page2.htm Overview and diagram]
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