postganglionic fibers


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post·gan·gli·on·ic fi·bers

a fiber the cell body of which is located in an autonomic (motor) ganglion and the peripheral process of which will terminate on smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, or glandular epithelium; associated with sympathetic or parasympathetic parts of the autonomic nervous system.

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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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.