Pulmonary plexus

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Pulmonary plexus
Latin plexus pulmonalis
TA A14.2.01.172
FMA 6629
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The pulmonary plexus is an autonomic plexus formed from pulmonary branches of vagus nerve and the sympathetic trunk.

It innervates the bronchial tree and the visceral pleura. According to the relation of nerves to the root of the lung, the pulmonary plexus is divided into the anterior pulmonary plexus, which lies in front of the lung and the posterior pulmonary plexus, which lies behind the lung.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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