accelerator nerves


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ac·cel·er·a·tor nerves

certain of the cardiopulmonary splanchnic nerves establishing the sympathetic innervation of the heart; originating from ganglion cells of the superior, middle, and inferior cervical ganglion of the sympathetic trunk, the unmyelinated efferent fibers of the accelerator nerves stimulate an increase in the heart rate.
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ac·cel·er·a·tor nerves

(ak-sel'ĕr-ā-tŏr nĕrvz)
Certain of the cardiopulmonary splanchnic nerves establishing sympathetic innervation of the heart; originating from ganglion cells of the superior, middle, and inferior cervical ganglion of the sympathetic trunk, the unmyelinated efferent fibers of the accelerator nerves stimulate an increase in the heart rate.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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