cardiac nerve


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cardiac nerve

Any of the autonomic nerves traveling to the cardiac plexus. The three main sympathetic nerves (superior cardiac nerve, middle cardiac nerve, and inferior cardiac nerve) originate in the superior, middle, and inferior cervical sympathetic ganglia. The preganglionic parasympathetic innervation of the cardiac plexus is from the vagus nerve (CN X).
See also: nerve
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The right caudoventral cardiac nerve. On the lateral surface of trachea, from the caudoventral angle of the cau dal cervical ganglion, the right caudoventral cardiac nerve (Figs.
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[12] Small ganglia of average length= 0.8 cm, breadth= 0.4 cm and thickness= 0.2 cm were observed in the root of the neck, medial to the CST in the plexus formed by the cardiac nerves from the SCG, cord, MCG/VG and ICG/stellate ganglion.
Besides these branches, caudal vertebral cardiac nerves are separated from this ganglion as well as cranial and caudal branches which form subclavian ansa and vertebral nerve (Getty, 1975; Dursun, 2000; Pather et al., 2006; Ozgel et al., 2009; Kawashima and Thorington 2011).
Koizumi K, Terui N, Kollai M, Brooks CM (1982) Functional significance of coactivation of vagal and sympathetic cardiac nerves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.