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Celiac ganglion

Definition

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.


Supplement

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


Variant: coeliac ganglion

Synonyms:

  • ganglia coeliaca
  • semilunar ganglion
  • solar ganglion
  • Vieussens' ganglion
  • Willis centrum nervosum

See also: prevertebral ganglion


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