ramus communicans


ramus com·​mu·​ni·​cans -kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkanz How to pronounce ramus communicans (audio)
plural rami communicantes -kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkan-ˌtēz How to pronounce ramus communicans (audio)
: any of the bundles of nerve fibers connecting a sympathetic ganglion with a spinal nerve and being divided into two kinds:
: one consisting of myelinated preganglionic fibers

called also white ramus, white ramus communicans

: one consisting of unmyelinated postganglionic fibers

called also gray ramus, gray ramus communicans

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“Ramus communicans.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ramus%20communicans. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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