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Cervical ganglia

Definition

noun

The paravertebral ganglia situated in the cervical portion of the sympathetic trunk.


Supplement

The cervical ganglia are of three types based on their location on the sympathetic trunk:

  • superior cervical ganglion located on the upper cervical region of the sympathetic trunk
  • middle cervical ganglion on the middle cervical region of the sympathetic trunk
  • inferior cervical ganglion on the lower cervical region. It may fuse with the first thoracic ganglion to form the stellate ganglion.


See also: paravertebral ganglia


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