splanchnic nerves

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Related to splanchnic nerves: Lumbar splanchnic nerves, Sacral splanchnic nerves

splanchnic nerves

Etymology: Gk, splanchna, viscera, nervus
a network of nerves, mainly preganglionic fibers, with filaments innervating the penis and clitoris, as well as the uterus, rectum, and other structures of the abdominal cavity.


pertaining to the viscera.

splanchnic circulation
includes the mesenteric, splenic and hepatic beds, the first two comprising the major part of the inflow to the third.
splanchnic nerves
a group of sympathetic nerves serving the blood vessels and viscera of the abdomen.