autonomic plexus


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autonomic plexus

A nerve plexus of sympathetic or parasympathetic axons, often containing autonomic neurons or ganglia. Such a plexus typically extends along major arteries and is named for its underlying artery. The large autonomic nerve plexuses are the cardiac, pulmonary, celiac, superior hypogastric, and inferior hypogastric.
See also: plexus
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