Superior pubic ramus - Ramus superior ossis pubis

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Description

The superior ramus of pubis extends from the body to the median plane where it articulates with its fellow of the opposite side. It is conveniently described in two portions, viz., a medial flattened part and a narrow lateral prismoid portion. The medial portion is described as a part of the body in the new Terminologia Anatomica.


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 > Appendicular skeleton > Bones of lower limb > Pelvic girdle > Hip bone; Coxal bone; Pelvic bone > Pubis > Superior pubic ramus

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