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Truncus sympathicus

Latin for sympathetic trunk: the paired strands of nerve fibers that run from the base of the skull to the coccyx, lateral to the vertebral column.
Paravertebral ganglia are found along the length of the sympathetic trunks. Also, a number of important nerves arise directly from these trunks.

  • sympathetic chain
  • gangliated cord

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