middle cervical ganglion


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mid·dle cer·vi·cal gan·gli·on

[TA]
a paravertebral small sympathetic ganglion, sometimes absent; located at the level of the cricoid cartilage.
Synonym(s): ganglion cervicale medium [TA]

mid·dle cer·vi·cal gan·gli·on

(mid'ĕl sĕr'vi-kăl gang'glē-ŏn) [TA]
A paravertebral small sympathetic ganglion, sometimes absent; located at the level of the cricoid cartilage.

middle cervical ganglion

The central and smallest of the cervical ganglia. It is adjacent to vertebra C6. Approximately 40% of people lack this ganglion. In some people, it merges with the superior cervical ganglion, forming one elongated ganglion. Postganglionic sympathetic axons from the middle cervical ganglion join cervical nerves C5–C6.
See also: ganglion
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Left Cervical Sympathetic Trunk (Anteroinferior View) with Middle Cervical Ganglion
4 and 5: e) had its origin from the middle cervical ganglion by two branches; the main large branch (2 [+ or -] 0.1 mm in width) originated from the cranial margin of the middle cervical ganglion while the other small branch (1 [+ or -] 0.1 mm in width) originated from the craniodorsal margin of the middle cervical ganglion.
The first sympathetic-parasympathetic communicating branch of the middle cervical ganglion. This branch (Fig.
4, 5 and 6: Ac) had its origin from the cranioventral margin of the middle cervical ganglion and directed caudoventrally, and then after its origin by 2 [+ or -] 0.01 mm, this loop gives the second sympathetic-parasympathetic communicating branch of the middle cervical ganglion (Fig.
One branch (caudal cervical cardiac nerves) dispersed from middle cervical ganglion was participated into the plexus shaped on aortic arch level in two roe deer and on the left side.

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