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splanch·nic nerve

one of the nerves supplying the viscera. There are three groups of splanchnic nerves: cardiopulmonary splanchnic nerves that convey postsynaptic sympathetic fibers to thoracic viscera; abdominopelvic nerves that convey presynpatic sympathetic fibers to the sympathetic ganglia of the abdominopelvic cavity; and pelvic splanchnic nerves that convey presynaptic parasympathetic fibers to the pelvic ganglia. See also entries under the individual listings for the splanchnic nerves mentioned

splanch·nic nerve

(splangk'nik nĕrv)
One of the nerves supplying the viscera. There are three groups of splanchnic nerves: cardiopulmonary splanchnic nerves that convey postsynaptic sympathetic fibers to thoracic viscera; abdominopelvic nerves that convey presynpatic sympathetic fibers to the sympathetic ganglia of the abdominopelvic cavity; and pelvic splanchnic nerves that convey presynaptic parasympathetic fibers to the pelvic ganglia.

splanchnic nerve

Any one of the paired, purely autonomic nerves from the thoracic sympathetic ganglia. The major splanchnic nerves are the greater, lesser, and least (smallest, renal) splanchnic nerves, which carry preganglionic sympathetic axons from ganglia 6–10 of the thoracic sympathetic trunk to the prevertebral ganglia (celiac, superior mesenteric, and aorticorenal ganglia) in the abdomen.
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The present study showed absence of separate greater, lesser and least splanchnic nerves in the right hemithorax.
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We presume that this might be the anomalous higher origin of the greater splanchnic nerve, which ran parallel to the MSC on its anteromedial aspect.
In the present study, the greater splanchnic nerve appeared to arise from the T3 ganglion and since T3 is involved in the sympathetic nerve supply of upper limb, head and neck and heart, the clinical implications of such an anomaly can be widespread.