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Sympathetic ganglion


noun, plural: sympathetic ganglia

Any of the ganglia of the sympathetic nervous system, consisting of nerves that arise from the thoracic and lumbar regions of the spinal cord.


The sympathetic ganglia can be classified into the following groups based on their location within the body:

Compare: parasympathetic ganglion

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... cavity via the jugular foramen. Within the foramen is the superior ganglion, containing cell bodies of general somatic afferent fibres, and ... of the heart ) Nervous control of the heart is maintained by the parasympathetic fibres in the vagus nerve (parasympathetic) and by the sympathetic ...

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Parasympathtic innervation of the heart involves a preganglionic Neuron that arises from ___________ levels of the CNS and synapses ... in a ____________ ganglion that is located in the heart wall. Conversely sympathetic innervation to the heart involves a preganglionic neuron that arises ...

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