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postganglionic

 [pōst″gang-gle-on´ik]
distal to a ganglion.

post·gan·gli·on·ic

(pōst'gang-glē-on'ik),
Distal to or beyond a ganglion; referring to the unmyelinated nerve fibers originating from cells in an autonomic ganglion.

postganglionic

/post·gan·gli·on·ic/ (pōst″gang-gle-on´ik) distal to a ganglion.

postganglionic

(pōst′găng-glē-ŏn′ĭk)
adj.
Posterior or distal to a ganglion.

postganglionic

[-gang′glē·on′ik]
Etymology: L, post, after; Gk, ganglion, knot
distal to a ganglion.

post·gan·gli·on·ic

(pōst'gang-glē-on'ik)
Distal to or beyond a ganglion; referring to the unmyelinated nerve fibers originating from cells in an autonomic ganglion.

postganglionic

Pertaining to the nerve fibres whose cell bodies are in the ganglia of the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, and to any synaptic connection with these fibres. The ganglia are collections of the bodies of neurons whose axons conduct impulses peripherally. Compare PREGANGLIONIC.

postganglionic

unmyelinated nerve fibres from an autonomic ganglion to target tissue, e.g. gland

post·gan·gli·on·ic

(pōst'gang-glē-on'ik)
Distal to or beyond a ganglion; referring to unmyelinated nerve fibers originating from cells in an autonomic ganglion.

postganglionic

distal to a ganglion.

postganglionic axon
an axon arising from a cell body within an autonomic ganglion, and distal to it.
postganglionic fibers
nerve fibers arising from cell bodies within an autonomic ganglion, and distal to it.
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Topical cocaine 2--10% causes mydriasis in normal pupils, as it inhibits the re-uptake of noradrenaline (NA) at postganglionic sympathetic nerve endings.
In 1971, hydroxyamphetamine (Paredrine) was readily available and widely used and therefore chosen as the drug of choice to distinguish between postganglionic and preganglionic or central causes of oculosympathetic palsy (OSP).
l,2,4-6,8,9,11) In all of them, the surgeon creates a barrier between the exposed postganglionic parasympathetic nerve fibers and the sweat glands of the overlying skin flap.
the greater superficial petrosal nerve, which supplies taste fibers to the palatal mucosa, preganglionic parasympathetic axons to the pterygopalatine ganglion, and postganglionic axons to the lacrimal glands, nasal glands, and palatine mucosal glands; it also communicates with the lesser petrosal nerve (2)
the chorda tympani nerve, which supplies taste fibers to the anterior two-thirds of the tongue, preganglionic parasympathetic fibers to the submandibular gland, and postganglionic fibers to the submandibular and sublingual glands
We conclude that: (1) neurons in the PA ganglion mediate, in part, the vagal postganglionic control of cardiac rate, and (2) in the medulla, there are both shared and independent pathways involved in mediating the vagal preganglionic control of cardiac rate.
The CNS initiates an electrical current from the nerve axon, which begins a chemical release in the postganglionic, presynaptic bulb.
Postganglionic axons accompany branches of the internal carotid (innervating sweat glands and vessels of the forehead), and the axons traveling along the external carotid artery innervate the rest of the face and follow branches of the trigeminal nerve.
The nonmyelinated fibers in the RLN are sympathetic carotid plexus fibers and parasympathetic postganglionic dendrites, whose cell bodies lie in the superior jugular and plexiform ganglions.
3] receptors appear to induce depolarization in certain postganglionic autonomic neurons, where they mediate vagal tone to the heart and perhaps other viscera.
Sympathetic nerve fibers from the superior cervical ganglion, along with the postganglionic fibers of the parasympathetic nervous system, synapse with intercalated cells, myoepithelial cells, and acinar cells.
The postganglionic fibers travel along the auriculotemporal nerve and into the parotid gland, where they control glandular secretions.