Foramen that pierces the transverse processes of the seven cervical vertebrae. In the upper six vertebrae, the foramen gives passage to the vertebral artery, vertebral vein, and a plexus of sympathetic nerves. The seventh foramen lacks the artery, but contains the vein and sympathetic nerves. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transverse_foramen ]

Synonyms: transverse foramen of cervical vertebra foramen transversarium of cervical vertebra foramen transversarium vertebrae cervicales foramen transversarium

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Term information

latin term
foramen transversarium vertebrae cervicales [ FMA:TA FMA:23997 ]

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has related synonym

foramen transversarium

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UBERON:0000130