Talk:Celiac plexus

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A punch to the solar plexus can make any person become winded in a second.

Even though the term might be obsolete in medicine, most of the people that refer to this article are not medicine-related profesionals (otherwise they would refer to more trustworthy sources such as specialised books). The term "solar plexus" is more common to people that are prone to read this article.

I also heard a kick or a very strong punch to solar plexus can cause some small bone to break, and there is a high chance of it breaking and having a sharp end, and if this happens, a surgery is needed to remove the small bone, otherwise it can rupture and cut soft internal organs, which in turn can cause serious injury or, in extreme cases, death. I do not have references, but I will try to look up some, and if someone is interested, you can look up some references too, I could very possibly miss something. (talk) 03:02, 13 June 2008 (UTC)Pavel Golikov.

significant changes and rearrangements needed[edit]

The term "solar plexus" is obsolete in medicine, replaced by "celiac plexus" or (less commonly) "celiac ganglion plexus." I think this entry and its associated redirects should be replaced with "Celiac ganglia" as the main entry, and redirects named Celiac Ganglia, Celiac ganglion, Solar plexus, Celiac plexus, etc.

There should also be cross-references to "autonomic nervous system," "autonomic ganglion" at the very least. There is a stub for "collateral ganglia" which is pointless, since hardly anyone calls them that. They're "prevertebral ganglia" or "sympathetic prevertebral ganglia" There should probably be a mention of the fact that most people mistakenly think the "solar plexus" is part of or just beneath inferior border of the sternum or xiphoid process, but it's actually back near the spinal cord.

If noone objects, I'll restructure this with minimal content editing, as a preliminary to expanding and rationalizing the content itself. I have some expertise with peripheral autonomic system anatomy.

Eric Mercer 06:06, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

The celiac plexus is not the same thing as the celiac ganglia, the former being the more broad term that encompasses the celiac ganglia as well as neighboring plexuses. Mauvila 15:05, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Approximate exterior location[edit]

Where, on the outside of the body, is the solar plexus? Agent_Koopa 21:30, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure how much I trust the source, but here is a diagram. --Arcadian 02:27, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
And another. --Arcadian 02:27, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
Those seem to be the correct place, basically if you know CPR it's where you do the compressions. Follow a persons ribs to where they meet, lay three fingers (parallel to the ribs) from that point and you have the solar plexus at the bottom. This is the first aid placement, and is also the place where boxers are trained to aim for and to block - it's the reason they block their chest more than their head as this can put them out in one. 14:04, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
Here's to hoping you're not performing cpr on anyone anytime soon. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:10, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
I think a lot of people come here wanting to know where exactly the solar plexus is, and what the whole hubbub is about being hit there. Would it be so hard to have a simple picture with a big arrow saying "THIS IS THE SOLAR PLEXUS". Of course, it should be more subtle than that. But this page was essentially useless to me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:35, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

The celiac plexus is right below you sterman in fact in you follow your sterman down with your hand there should be a small part that goes in at the bottom then as you go a little more down it becomes hard that little part that goes in is your celiac plexus and the hard thing is your dirfram (sorry for the spelling) hope that help :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:01, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

I've added an image to the article that shows approximately where the solar plexus is found when looking at the front of the torso. Attys (talk) 08:59, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Section: "Solar plexus in psychology"[edit]

I'm pretty sure chakra and psychics have nothing to do with psychology. Will somebody please see to this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:38, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Proper plurals[edit]

Shouldn't the plural of plexus be "plexi" (or plexodes if it's Greek)? Plexuses is a bit mouthy. Surely we can use the proper declension in regards to anatomy. ForestAngel (talk) 05:40, 29 July 2013 (UTC)