Peripheral or Spinal Nerve. General View

  • Radivoj V. Krstić


As stated in Plate 170, union of the anterior (1) and posterior (2) roots gives rise to a peripheral or spinal nerve (3). The perspective in this drawing has been exaggerated for greater clarity. This plate also shows the transition from the envelopes of the spinal cord to the sheaths of a spinal nerve.


Nerve Fiber Spinal Nerve Arachnoid Membrane Sympathetic Trunk Nerve Fascicle 
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  3. McCabe JS, Low FN (1969) The subarachnoid angle: an area of transition in peripheral nerve. Anat Rec 164:15–34.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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