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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Hence a little about the nerve supply, superior and recurrent laryngeal nerve is the main sensory nerve supply of larynx arise from inferior ganglion of the vagus but receives a small branch from superior cervical sympathetic ganglion. Glosopharyngial nerve, supplys sensory to the posterior 1/3rd of the tongue and the superior surface of epiglottis.
This nerve's sympathetic component (deep petrosal nerve) comes from the common carotid plexus and the superior cervical sympathetic ganglion. The parasympathetic or secretomotor component (greater petrosal nerve from SG) comes from the upper salivatorius nucleus having fibers which are shared with the facial nucleus (intermedius nerve).

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