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posterior branches

 

Definition: branches directed dorsally or backward. Terminologia Anatomica lists a posterior branch (ramus posterior) for the following: 1) great auricular nerve (nervi auricularis magni [TA]); 2) inferior pancreatico-duodenal artery (arteriae pancreaticoduodenalis inferioris [TA]); 3) medial cutaneous nerve of forearm (nervi cutanei antebrachii medialis [TA]); 4) obturator artery (arteriae obturatoriae [TA]; 5) obturator nerve (nervi obturatorii [TA]); 6) posteromedial central arteries (arteriae centrales posteromediales [TA]); 7) right branch of portal vein (rami dextri venae portae hepatis [TA]); 8) right hepatic duct (ductus hepatici dextri [TA]); 9) right superior pulmonary vein (venae pulmonitis dextri superioris [TA]); and 10) ulnar recurrent artery (arteriae recurrentis ulnaris [TA]).

Synonym(s): rami posterioresTA

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