Paravertebral ganglia

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noun, singular: paravertebral ganglion

(1) Ganglia situated along the vertebral column.

(2) Ganglia on each side of the vertebrae that are connected forming the sympathetic trunk.


Sympathetic ganglia can be divided into two major groups based on their location:

In vertebrates, the paravertebral ganglia are as follows:


Compare: prevertebral ganglia

See also: sympathetic ganglia