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preganglionic

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adjective pre·gan·gli·on·ic \ˌprē-ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈä-nik\

Definition of preganglionic

  1. :  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



1895

First Known Use of preganglionic

1895


Medical Dictionary

preganglionic

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adjective pre·gan·gli·on·ic \-ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈän-ik\

Medical Definition of preganglionic

  1. :  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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