Medical Definition of Lateral branches

1. Branches directed away from the midline, to the side. Nomina Anatomica lists lateral branches (ramus lasteralis/rami laterales) of the following: 1) anterior interventricular artery, ramus lateralis interventricularis anterioris arteriae coronariae sinistrae; 2) anterolateral central arteries, rami laterales arteriarum centralium anterolateralium; 3) dorsal primary rami of spinal nerves, rami laterales ramorum dorsalium nervorum cervicalium/thoracalium/lumbalium/sacralium; 4) left branch of portal vein, rami laterales rami sinistri venae portae hepatis; 5) left hepatic duct, ramus lateralis ductus hepatici sinistri; 6) middle lobe branch of right pulmonary artery, ramus lateralis ramorum lobarium medium arteriorum pulmonarium dextrum; 7) supraorbital nerve, ramus lateralis nervi supraorbitalis. Synonym: rami laterales. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lateral Branches

lateral area
lateral areas
lateral atlantoaxial joint
lateral atlantoepistrophic joint
lateral atrial vein
lateral basal branch
lateral basal segment
lateral bicipital groove
lateral border of foot
lateral border of forearm
lateral border of humerus
lateral border of kidney
lateral border of nail
lateral border of scapula
lateral branches (current term)
lateral calcaneal branches of sural nerve
lateral canal
lateral canthus
lateral cartilage
lateral cartilage of nose
lateral cartilaginous layer
lateral central palmar space
lateral cerebral fissure
lateral cerebral fossa
lateral cerebral sulcus
lateral cervical nuclei
lateral circumflex artery of thigh
lateral circumflex femoral artery
lateral circumflex femoral veins

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