Nerve fascicle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nerve fascicle
Gray636.png
Transverse section of human tibial nerve.
Illu nerve structure.jpg
Nerve structure
Identifiers
TA A14.1.00.012
FMA 12235 76740, 12235
Anatomical terminology

A nerve fascicle or fasciculus is a small bundle of axons (nerve fibres), enclosed by the perineurium; if the nerve is of small size, it may consist only of a single fascicle; but if large, the fascicles are collected together into larger bundles or funiculi, which are bound together in a common membranous investment. A nerve fascicle refers to nerves in the peripheral nervous system, in the central nervous system this is known as a tract.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]