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Descriptions of Ramus

Ramus: the posterior part of the mandible that is more or less vertical
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Ramus

Ramus: Ramus is a general anatomical term that can refer to a variety of structures in the body. In the skeletal system, a ramus is a part of an irregular bone that is broader than a bony process and forms an angle with the main body. A ramus of a bone can provide origins and attachments for muscles, ligaments and fascia. In the nervous system, a ramus is a branch-like structure that is a primary division of a nerve. In the circulatory system, a ramus is a branch-like structure that is a primary division of a blood vessel.

Conditions that can afflict a ramus include Paget's disease of bone, trauma, cancer, osteomyelitis, and inflammation.

Closely Related Organs: Ramus

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Ramus

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Ramus

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