Funiculus (neuroanatomy)

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Funiculus (neurology)
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Transverse section of human tibial nerve.
Identifiers
TAA14.1.00.010
FMA76738
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

A funiculus is a small bundle of axons (nerve fibres), enclosed by the perineurium. A small nerve may consist of a single funiculus, but a larger nerve will have several funiculi collected together into larger bundles known as fasciculi. Fasciculi are bound together in a common membrane, the epineurium.[1][2]

Funiculi in the spinal cord are portions of white matter.[3] Examples include:

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 728 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Gray, Henry; Lewis, Warren Harmon (1918). Anatomy of the human body. Harold B. Lee Library. Philadelphia : Lea & Febiger.
  2. ^ Siegel, A. & Sapru, H. (2011). Essential neuroscience. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  3. ^ "Spinal Cord White Matter".