pelvic plexus

noun

Medical Definition of pelvic plexus

: a plexus of the autonomic nervous system that is formed by the hypogastric plexus, by branches from the sacral part of the sympathetic chain, and by the visceral branches of the second, third, and fourth sacral nerves and that is distributed to the viscera of the pelvic region

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“Pelvic plexus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pelvic%20plexus. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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