nodose ganglion

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in·fe·ri·or gan·gli·on of va·gus nerve

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a large sensory ganglion of the vagus, anterior to the internal jugular vein and just inferior to the nerve exit from the jugular foramen. The unipolar cell bodies in this ganglion convey taste from the buds on the root of the tongue and general sensation from the throat and gut to about the level of the splenic flexure of the colon.
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nodose ganglion

The larger of the two sensory ganglia of the vagus nerve; it is located in the nerve below the jugular foramen. The ganglion contains a mix of somatic and visceral sensory neurons; somatic neurons send their axons into the spinal trigeminal tract in the brainstem; visceral neurons send their axons into the fasciculus solitarius.
Synonym: inferior ganglion of the vagus nerve
See also: ganglion
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The inferior ganglion of the vagus nerve was dissected and analyzed with an immunofluorescence microscopy after 2 weeks of Dil injection.
The retrograde tracing of the vagus nerve was labelled by fluorescence, and the analysis of the dissected inferior ganglion of the vagus nerve showed that the selective hepatic vagotomy was successful since the fluorescent tracer was nearly absent in the inferior ganglion of the vagus nerve of vagotomized animals when compared with nonvagotomized animals (Figure 3(b)).
(b) Fluorescent Dil tracer indicated that the communication of the vagus nerve between the liver and the inferior ganglion of the vagus nerve in the vagotomized group was almost interdicted, so that the operation of vatogomy was reliable.

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