greater splanchnic nerve


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great·er splanch·nic nerve

[TA]
uppermost of the abdominopelvic splanchnic that arises from the fifth or sixth to the ninth or tenth thoracic sympathetic ganglia in the thorax and passes inferiorly along the bodies of the thoracic vertebrae, penetrating the diaphragm to join the celiac plexus; conveys presynaptic sympathetic fibers to the celiac ganglia and visceral afferent fibers from the celiac plexus.
Synonym(s): nervus splanchnicus major [TA]

great·er splanch·nic nerve

(grā'tĕr splangk'nik nĕrv) [TA]
Uppermost of the abdominopelvic splanchnics, which arises from the fifth or sixth to the ninth or tenth thoracic sympathetic ganglia in the thorax and passes downward along the bodies of the thoracic vertebrae, penetrating the diaphragm to join the celiac plexus; conveys presynaptic sympathetic fibers to the celiac ganglia, and visceral afferent fibers from the celiac plexus.
Synonym(s): nervus splanchnicus major [TA] .
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Sapru HN, Gonzalez ER, Krieger AJ (1982) Greater splanchnic nerve activity in the rat.

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