jugular ganglion

jugular ganglion
noun

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  • jugular ganglion — n SUPERIOR GANGLION …   Medical dictionary

  • jugular ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve — g. superius nervi glossopharyngei …   Medical dictionary

  • jugular ganglion of vagus nerve — g. superius nervi vagi …   Medical dictionary

  • Ganglion — The celebrated 2nd century Greek physician Galen ((c. 130 201 A.D.) who lived and worked in Rome first used the word ganglion to denote a nerve complex. Ganglion still is used to refer to an aggregation of nerve cell bodies. Another use of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • ganglion superius nervi vagi — [TA] superior ganglion of vagus nerve: a small ganglion on the vagus nerve in the jugular foramen, giving off a meningeal and an auricular branch and containing cell bodies for some of the afferent fibers of the nerve. Called also rostral g. of… …   Medical dictionary

  • ganglion superius nervi glossopharyngei — [TA] superior ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve: the upper of two ganglia on the glossopharyngeal nerve as it passes through the jugular foramen; it contains cell bodies for some of the afferent fibers of the nerve. Called also jugular g. of… …   Medical dictionary

  • ganglion inferius nervi vagi — [TA] inferior ganglion of vagus nerve: a ganglion of the vagus nerve just below the jugular foramen, in front of the transverse processes of the first and second cervical vertebrae; it contains cell bodies for some of the afferent fibers of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • ganglion inferius nervi glossopharyngei — [TA] inferior ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve: the lower of two ganglia on the glossopharyngeal nerve as it passes through the jugular foramen; it contains cell bodies for some of the afferent fibers of the nerve. See also g. superius nervi… …   Medical dictionary

  • Inferior ganglion of vagus nerve — Nerve: Inferior ganglion of vagus nerve Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. ( Gang. nodosum visible at center.) Latin ganglion nodosum, ganglion inferius nervi vagi. Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • superior ganglion — n 1) the upper and smaller of the two sensory ganglia of the glossopharyngeal nerve that may be absent but when present is situated in a groove in which the nerve passes through the jugular foramen called also jugular ganglion compare INFERIOR… …   Medical dictionary

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