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gasserian ganglion

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noun, often capitalized 1st G gas·se·ri·an ganglion \ga-ˈsir-ē-ən-\

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Biographical Note for gasserian ganglion

Gasser

\ˈgä-sər\play ,

Johann Laurentius

(1723–1765), Austrian anatomist. Gasser was a professor of anatomy at the University of Vienna. In 1765 one of his students, Anton Balthasar Raymund Hirsch (born 1743), described in a graduation thesis the gasserian ganglion, naming it in honor of his professor.


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