ganglion submandibulare -->
submandibular ganglion
medical dictionary

A small parasympathetic ganglion suspended from the lingual nerve; its postganglionic branches go to the submandibular and sublingual glands; its preganglionic fibres come from the superior salvatory nucleus by way of the chorda tympani.

Synonyms: ganglion submandibulare, submaxillary ganglion.

(05 Mar 2000)