cervical ganglion


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cervical ganglion

[′sər·və·kəl ′gaŋ·glē‚än]
(neuroscience)
Any ganglion of the sympathetic nervous system located in the neck.
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A sex difference in neuron number occurs in the superior cervical ganglion (SCG) of rats.
Preganglionic sympathetic fibers originate in the first and second thoracic spinal nerves, synapse in the superior cervical ganglion with postganglionic sympathetic fibers, and travel along the external carotid artery and the facial artery to the sweat glands.