Solar ganglion

Definition

noun, plural: solar 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

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


Synonyms:

See also: prevertebral ganglion

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