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noun, singular: ganglion

(neuroanatomy) Mass of nerve tissue; a group of nerve cell bodies, especially nerve cells external to the brain or spinal cord.


In vertebrates the ganglia are located outside the brain or spinal cord.

There are two major groups of ganglia:

Word origin: From Greek, cystlike tumor, nerve bundle.
Related forms: ganglial (‘’adjective’’)

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I have some question on spinal cord and its nerves: 1. Are in sympathetic trunk sympathetic ganglia? 2. Whic are neurotransimters in sensory gangia?(If any ?) 3. What exactly does it mean that some nerve has contribution from for example:C5-C8, T1?(anatomicaly) Thax for ...

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by canalon
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Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of the nervous system
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by daniel.kurz
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Topic: GI tract and enteric nervous system
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Why do neurons form into clusters?

What causes nerve cells to form into clusters/ganglia, and what are the advantages of cell clusters?

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by angelo
Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:31 am
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Topic: Why do neurons form into clusters?
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