superior cervical ganglion

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su·pe·ri·or cer·vi·cal gan·gli·on

[TA]
the most superior and the largest of the paravertebral ganglia of the sympathetic trunk, lying near the base of the skull between the internal carotid artery and the internal jugular vein. All postsynaptic sympathetic fibers distributed to the head and upper neck are derived from the cell bodies that constitute this ganglion.
Synonym(s): ganglion cervicale superius [TA]

su·pe·ri·or cer·vi·cal gan·gli·on

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr sĕr'vi-kăl gang'glē-ŏn) [TA]
The most superior and the largest of the paravertebral ganglia of the sympathetic trunk, lying near the base of the skull between the internal carotid artery and the internal jugular vein. All postsynaptic sympathetic fibers distributed to the head and upper neck are derived from the cell bodies that constitute this ganglion.

superior cervical ganglion

The uppermost cervical ganglion and the largest paravertebral autonomic ganglion. It is adjacent to vertebra C2 or C3. It sends postganglionic sympathetic axons into cranial nerves CN VIII–XII, cervical nerves C1–C4, and the pharyngeal, carotid, and cardiac nerves.
See also: ganglion
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[20] reported that the activation of goat superior cervical ganglia (SCG) had increased arterial pressure.
Walker, "Sympathetic nerve activity in the superior cervical ganglia increases in response to imposed increases in arterial pressure," American Journal of Physiology--Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, vol.
Study of baicalin on sympathoexcitation induced by myocardial ischemia via P2X3 receptor in superior cervical ganglia. Auton Neurosci 2015;189:8-15.
The second-order neuron connects the stellate and middle cervical ganglia and terminates in the superior cervical ganglia. The third-order neuron exits from the superior cervical ganglion and innervates the m.levator palpebrae superior and m.dilator papillae [1].
The pineal of mammals is innervated by sympathetic fibers originating from the superior cervical ganglia of the paravertebral chain (Beltran), this ganglia origin major differences arriving in the pineal under the name nervi conarii (Macchi & Bruce; Cignolani & Houssay, 2002).
They examined the synthesis of substance P in explants of sympathetic neurons of superior cervical ganglia (SCG) which is induced by short-term cultures.
We have been studying one of these nGAPs, SCG10, which was originally isolated from a cDNA library of superior cervical ganglia as clone no.
Fiekers: Muscarinic transmission decrease the number of SIF cells demonstrating catecholamine histofluorescence in rat superior cervical ganglia. J.

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