inferior hypogastric plexus

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inferior hypogastric plexus

Abbreviation: IHP
A long, thin descending extension from the superior hypogastric plexus on the right and the left sides. The inferior hypogastric plexus, which feeds into the pelvic, middle rectal, vesical, prostatic, and uterovaginal plexuses, contains sympathetic axons from the superior hypogastric plexus and the lowest lumbar splanchnic nerves and parasympathetic axons from the pelvic splanchnic nerves. The inferior hypogastric plexus (or a portion of it) is sometimes called the hypogastric nerve or the pelvic plexus.
See also: plexus
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Because none of these muscles contracted during stimulation of the pelvic plexus with bipolar electrodes at the highest current of 25 mA, this finding indirectly shows that the urethral skeletal sphincter was not activated.
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