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Willis centrum nervosum

Willis' centrum nervosum --> coeliac ganglia

The largest and highest group of prevertebral sympathetic ganglia, located on the superior part of the abdominal aorta, on either side of the origin of the coeliac artery; contains sympathetic neurons whose unmyelinated postganglionic axons innervate the stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidney, small intestine, and ascending and transverse colon. H

Synonym: ganglia coeliaca, semilunar ganglion, solar ganglia, vieussens' ganglia, willis' centrum nervosum.

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