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Sympathetic chain ganglia

Definition
noun
A chain of ganglia situated ventral and lateral to the spinal cord, and extends from the upper neck down to the coccyx.
Supplement
In vertebrates, it consists of:

  • cervical ganglia
  • thoracic ganglia
  • lumbar ganglia
  • sacral ganglia
  • coccygeal ganglia

Synonyms:

  • paravertebral ganglia
  • ganglia of sympathetic trunk
  • See also: sympathetic ganglia


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