Celiac ganglion

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noun, plural: celiac ganglia

Any of the two large clusters of nerve fibers located on the superior portion of the abdominal aorta, close to where the celiac artery emerges from the aorta.


The celiac ganglia contain neurons whose postganglionic axons innervate the stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidney, and intestines.

Variant: coeliac ganglion


See also: prevertebral ganglion

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