sympathetic chain

noun

Medical Definition of sympathetic chain

: either of the pair of ganglionated longitudinal cords of the sympathetic nervous system of which one is situated on each side of the spinal column

called also sympathetic trunk

— compare vertebral ganglion

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“Sympathetic chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sympathetic%20chain. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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