ramus communicans

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(pl. rami communicantes)

A structure containing nerve fibres that runs from a spinal nerve to a ganglion of the sympathetic nervous system (see autonomic nervous system). The sympathetic ganglia form a series down each side of the vertebral column; each is connected to the ventral root of a spinal nerve by a pair of rami communicantes.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.

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