subclavian ansa

[sŭb-klāvē-ən]

n.

The cord that connects the middle and cervical stellate sympathetic ganglions and forms a loop around the subclavian artery.

Nearby words

  1. subcinctorium,
  2. subclass,
  3. subclassify,
  4. subclavate,
  5. subclavian,
  6. subclavian artery,
  7. subclavian muscle,
  8. subclavian nerve,
  9. subclavian steal,
  10. subclavian steal syndrome


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