ciliary ganglion

noun

: a small autonomic ganglion on the nasociliary branch of the ophthalmic nerve receiving preganglionic fibers from the oculomotor nerve and sending postganglionic fibers to the ciliary muscle and to the sphincter pupillae

called also lenticular ganglion

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“Ciliary ganglion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ciliary%20ganglion. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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