ansa

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ansa

(ˈænsə)
n
the apparent extremities of planetary rings, esp those of Saturn, when viewed from such a perspective that they look like handlesany of several features of the nervous system shaped in a loop
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The anterior cord encircling the subclavian artery, ansa subclavia was observed in all the 50 cases.
[14] The anterior cord, ansa subclavia descends down looping the first part of the subclavian artery is in close contact with the cervical pleura.
In all examined horses, the nerves which originated from caudal cervical ganglion and surrounded the left subclavian artery were known as ansa subclavia (Figs.
The dorsal loop (3 [+ or -] 0.2 mm in width) of the ansa subclavia nerve had its origin from the caudodorsal angle of ganglion below the level of first rib, and then directed caudally at the lateral surface of the esophagus and at the medial surface of the vertebral artery, deep cervical artery and costocervical trunk.