greater splanchnic nerve

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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We opine that the ASC may be representing a higher origin of greater splanchnic nerve at the level of T3 ganglion and the branches from MSC at T9, T10 and T11 ganglion may be the lesser and least splanchnic nerves, which further joined the ASC (i.
The greater splanchnic nerve arises from T5-9 and terminates in the celiac plexus.
The lesser and least splanchnic nerves were found to be emerging from the MSC and communicating with the greater splanchnic nerve at the level of T9, T10 and T11, respectively.
We presume that this abnormal nerve was the greater splanchnic nerve and that the communication which were noticed at the level of T9, T10 and T11 were probably the lesser and least splanchnic nerves which joined the greater splanchnic nerve to form a common splanchnic nerve.
Sapru HN, Gonzalez ER, Krieger AJ (1982) Greater splanchnic nerve activity in the rat.
This is because the sympathetic fibers carried by the greater splanchnic nerves enter into the T5-T10 range of the spinal cord and this causes the pain.

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