Foramen transversarium - Foramen transversarium

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The transverse processes are each pierced by the foramen transversarium,which, in the upper six vertebræ, gives passage to the vertebral artery and vein and a plexus of sympathetic nerves.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Vertebral column > Foramen transversarium

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