ganglia of sympathetic trunkmedical dictionary

The clusters of postganglionic neurones located at intervals along the sympathetic trunks, including the superior cervical, middle cervical, and cervicothoracic (stellate) ganglion, the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral ganglia, and the ganglion impar.

Synonyms: ganglia trunci sympathici, paravertebral ganglia.

(05 Mar 2000)