Superior mesenteric ganglion

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Superior mesenteric ganglion
Sympathetic (red) and parasympathetic (blue) nervous system
To superior mesenteric plexus
Latin ganglion mesentericum superius
TA A14.3.03.030
FMA 77589
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

In the upper part of the superior mesenteric plexus close to the origin of the superior mesenteric artery is a ganglion, the superior mesenteric ganglion.

The superior mesenteric ganglion is the synapsing point for one of the pre- and post-synaptic nerves of the sympathetic division of the autonomous nervous system. Specifically, contributions to the Superior Mesenteric Ganglion arise from CN X. This nerve goes on to innervate the small intestine, the ascending colon and the transverse colon.[1]


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

  1. ^ Nervous System and Sensory Organs

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