prevertebral ganglia


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pre·ver·te·bral gan·gli·a

the sympathetic ganglia (celiac, aorticorenal, and superior and inferior mesenteric) lying anterior to the vertebral column, as distinguished from the paravertebral ganglia of the sympathetic trunk; these prevertebral ganglia occur mostly around the origin of the major branches of the abdominal aorta; all are in the abdominopelvic cavity; the neurons that make up the ganglia send postsynaptic sympathetic fibers to abdominopelvic viscera through periarterial plexuses.

pre·ver·te·bral gan·gli·a

(prē-vĕr'tĕ-brăl gang'glē-ă)
The sympathetic ganglia (celiac, aorticorenal, superior and inferior mesenteric) lying in front of the vertebral column, as distinguished from the ganglia of the sympathetic trunk (paravertebral ganglia); these ganglia occur mostly around the origins of the major branches of the abdominal aorta; all are in the abdominopelvic cavity, concerned with innervation of abdominopelvic viscera.
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Inferior mesenteric ganglion (IMG) is prevertebral ganglia, hypogastric nerve which is gave off by IMG is major source of sympathetic nerve that dominate uterus (Schofield, 1952; Owman, 1981).
Niel, "The mammalian sympathetic prevertebral ganglia: integrative properties and role in the nervous control of digestive tract motility," Journal of the Autonomic Nervous System, vol.