ansa subclavia

noun

ansa sub·​cla·​via ˈan-sə-ˌsəb-ˈklā-vē-ə How to pronounce ansa subclavia (audio)
: a nerve loop that connects the middle and inferior cervical ganglia and passes around the subclavian artery
The ansa subclavia (sympathetic nerves) curl around the [subclavian] artery to lie both anterior and posterior to it.Robert H. Whitaker and Neil R. Borley, Instant Anatomy, 4th edition

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“Ansa subclavia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ansa%20subclavia. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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