postganglionic nerve fiber


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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 nerve fiber

A nerve fiber of the autonomic nervous system that terminates in smooth or cardiac muscle or in a gland. Its cell body lies in an autonomic ganglion.
See also: nerve fiber
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