lowest splanchnic nervemedical dictionary

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<anatomy> One of the abdominopelvic splanchnic nerves arising in the thorax and penetrating the diaphragm to supply presynaptic sympathetic fibres for the renal plexus; often combined with the lesser splanchnic nerve, but occasionally existing as an independent nerve.

Synonyms: nervus splanchnicus imus, smallest splanchnic nerve.

(05 Mar 2000)