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postganglionic

 [pōst″gang-gle-on´ik]
distal to a ganglion.

post·gan·gli·on·ic

(pōst'gang-glē-on'ik),
Distal to or beyond a ganglion; referring to the unmyelinated nerve fibers originating from cells in an autonomic ganglion.

postganglionic

(pōst′găng-glē-ŏn′ĭk)
adj.
Posterior or distal to a ganglion.

post·gan·gli·on·ic

(pōst'gang-glē-on'ik)
Distal to or beyond a ganglion; referring to the unmyelinated nerve fibers originating from cells in an autonomic ganglion.

postganglionic

Pertaining to the nerve fibres whose cell bodies are in the ganglia of the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, and to any synaptic connection with these fibres. The ganglia are collections of the bodies of neurons whose axons conduct impulses peripherally. Compare PREGANGLIONIC.

post·gan·gli·on·ic

(pōst'gang-glē-on'ik)
Distal to or beyond a ganglion; referring to unmyelinated nerve fibers originating from cells in an autonomic ganglion.
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The postganglionic fibers join branches of the mandibular nerve (primarily the auriculotemporal and buccal nerves) to supply the parotid gland and nearby mucous glands with secretomotor fibers and also supply the vasculature with vasodilator fibers.
In our case, in which anesthesia was managed only with propofol, the levels of catecholamine and cortisol were also not elevated by pain stimuli (Table 1); however, it has been pointed out that catecholamine levels might not be elevated by stress induction because of the loss of postganglionic sympathetic fibers in patients with CIPA [7].
Test Case 1 Case 2 Autonomic (i) Moderate cardiovagal, (i) Significant reflex widespread adrenergic screen postganglionic failure with mild sudomotor and severe cardiovagal and adrenergic impairment probable distal on this study.
Caporaso et al., "Postganglionic sudomotor denervation in patients with multiple system atrophy," Neurology, vol.
Hydroxyamphetamine drops have historically been used to distinguish preganglionic from postganglionic disease.
Sletten et al., "Impaired glucose tolerance is associated with postganglionic sudomotor impairment," Clinical Autonomic Research, vol.
Preganglionic neurons release the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which stimulates postganglionic neurons to release noradrenaline directly into the blood ensuring that all cells in the body's nervous and endocrine systems have been activated.
Caption: The implantable sphenopalatine ganglion stimulator is thought to work by blocking signals to the postganglionic parasympatheic fibers, which innervate facial structures.
Study done by PK Devarbhavi et al has shown that hypertension is one of the commonest cardiovascular manifestations of scorpion sting envenomation; this is due to massive outpouring of catecholamines from adrenal medulla and also from postganglionic neurons.
The goal of imaging the BP is to visualize the entire course of the neural network from its preganglionic segments (eg, nerve rootlets and intraforaminal nerve segments) and the postganglionic segments from the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) to the terminal branches.
showed the daily variation of melatonin pineal gland content and proposed that the neural pathway that links the retina to the pineal gland involves sympathetic postganglionic fibres originated in the superior cervical ganglia [3].