|superior mesenteric plexus||medical dictionary|
<anatomy> An autonomic plexus, a continuation of the abdominal aortic plexus, sending nerves to the intestines and forming with the vagus the subserous, myenteric, and submucous plexus's; this periarterial plexus is so dense that it results in the appearance of a characteristic perivascular "collar" distinguishing the superior mesenteric artery from the superior mesenteric vein in several imaging modalities such as with ultra sound.
Synonyms: plexus mesentericus superior.
(05 Mar 2000)
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