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Autonomic ganglion

Definition

noun, plural: autonomic ganglia

Any of the ganglia of the autonomic nervous system situated along the sympathetic trunks, on the peripheral plexuses, and the walls of the internal organs. It contains the cell bodies of autonomic nerves.


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In vertebrates, there are two major groups of ganglia:

The autonomic ganglia can be further divided into two major groups:


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... (receving information) neurons. As I understand it, there is only one ganglion connecting the central nervous system to the skin, unlike the ganglia of the autonomic nervous system where there is a separate preganglionic ganglion and autonomic ganglion. ...

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Re: Vagus Nerve

... cavity via the jugular foramen. Within the foramen is the superior ganglion, containing cell bodies of general somatic afferent fibres, and ... provided by both the parasympathetic and sympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system. The parasympathetic nerve fibres are carried in ...

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