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ganglion
medical dictionary

1. A knot or knotlike mass.

2. <anatomy> A general term for a group of nerve cell bodies located outside the central nervous system, occasionally applied to certain nuclear groups within the brain or spinal cord, for example basal ganglia.

3. <tumour>

<oncology> A benign cystic tumour occurring on a aponeurosis or tendon, as in the wrist or dorsum of the foot, it consists of a thin fibrous capsule enclosing a clear mucinous fluid.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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