preganglionic


pre·gan·gli·on·ic

adjective \ˌprē-ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈä-nik\

Definition of PREGANGLIONIC

:  proximal to a ganglion; specifically :  of, relating to, or being a usually medullated axon arising from a cell body in the central nervous system and terminating in an autonomic ganglion — compare postganglionic

First Known Use of PREGANGLIONIC

1895

pre·gan·gli·on·ic

adjective \-ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈän-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PREGANGLIONIC

: anterior or proximal to a ganglion; specifically : being, affecting, involving, or relating to a usually myelinated efferent nerve fiber arising from a cell body in the central nervous system and terminating in an autonomic ganglion—compare postganglionic

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