mesenteric ganglion


: either of two ganglionic masses of the sympathetic nervous system associated with the corresponding mesenteric plexus:
: a variable amount of massed ganglionic tissue of the inferior mesenteric plexus near the origin of the inferior mesenteric artery

called also inferior mesenteric ganglion

: a usually discrete ganglionic mass of the superior mesenteric plexus near the origin of the superior mesenteric artery

called also superior mesenteric ganglion

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“Mesenteric ganglion.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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