preganglionic neuron


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preganglionic neuron

[-gang′glē·on′·ik]
Etymology: L, prae + Gk, gagglion, knot, neurom, nerve
a neuron whose axon terminates in contact with another nerve cell located in a peripheral ganglion.

preganglionic neuron

A neuron of the autonomic nervous system whose cell body lies in the central nervous system and whose axon terminates in a peripheral ganglion, synapsing with postganglionic neurons.
See also: neuron