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mesenteric plexus

noun

Medical Definition of mesenteric plexus

  1. :  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:a:  one associated with the inferior mesenteric artery—called also inferior mesenteric plexusb:  a subdivision of the celiac plexus that is associated with the superior mesenteric artery—called also superior mesenteric plexus


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