mesenteric plexus


: either of two plexuses of the sympathetic nervous system lying mostly in the mesentery in close proximity to and distributed to the same structures as the corresponding mesenteric arteries:
: one associated with the inferior mesenteric artery

called also inferior mesenteric plexus

: a subdivision of the celiac plexus that is associated with the superior mesenteric artery

called also superior mesenteric plexus

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“Mesenteric plexus.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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