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.


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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A handheld remote controller placed against the cheek activates the device and controls the intensity of stimulation, which is thought to work by blocking signals to the postganglionic parasympathetic fibers.
The damage to postganglionic parasympathetic fibers may cause this syndrome.
In Adie's pupil, denervation of postganglionic parasympathetic fibers occurs, leading to supersensitive response to cholinergic agonists.
Frey's syndrome is generally believed to be caused by an aberration in the regrowth of the postganglionic parasympathetic fibers that normally supply the parotid gland.
Postganglionic parasympathetic fibers originate in the submandibular ganglion and travel to the submandibular gland.