postganglionic fibers

(redirected from Postganglionic sympathetic fibers)

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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Postganglionic sympathetic fibers travel along the external carotid artery to the superficial temporal artery and the transverse facial artery and terminate in the sweat glands.
Frey's syndrome occurs when misdirected regenerating postganglionic parasympathetic nerve fibers invade the severed postganglionic sympathetic fibers that supply the sweat glands.