superior mesenteric plexus

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superior mesenteric plexus

A continuation of the celiac nerve plexus. It runs along the superior mesenteric artery and it provides autonomic innervation to the same intestinal segments supplied by the artery.
See also: plexus
References in periodicals archive ?
Lin, "Identification of intestinofugal neurons projecting to the coeliac and superior mesenteric ganglia in the rat," Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, vol.
Neural control includes parasympathetic innervation from cranial nerve X (vagus nerve), sympathetic innervation from T10-L2 through the superior mesenteric ganglia, as well as the myenteric plexus.

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