Medical Term:

medial branches

 

Definition: branches directed toward the midline, to the middle. Terminologia Anatomica lists medial branches (ramus medialis/rami mediales) of the following: 1) pontine arteries (rami mediales arteriae pontis [TA]); 2) artery of tuber cinereum (ramus medialis arteriae tuberis cinerei [TA]); 3) posterior rami of cervical/thoracic/lumbar/sacral/coccygeal spinal nerves (rami medialis ramorum posteriorum nervorum cervicalium/thoracicalium/lumbalium/sacralium/coccygeum [TA}); 4) umbilical part of left branch of portal vein (rami mediales portis umbilici rami sinistri venae portae hepatis [TA]); 5) left hepatic duct (ramus medialis ductus hepatici sinistri [TA]); 6) middle lobar artery (of right lung) (ramus medialis arteriae lobaris mediae (pulmonis dextrum) [TA]); 7) superior cerebellar artery (ramus medialis arteriae superior cerebelli [TA]); 8) supraorbital nerve (ramus medialis nervi supraorbitalis [TA]).

Synonym(s): rami medialesTA

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