otic ganglion


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otic ganglion

[′ōd·ik ′gaŋ·glē‚än]
(neuroscience)
The nerve ganglion located immediately below the foramen ovale of the sphenoid bone.
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1991) on the structure, ultrastructure, and stereology analysis of the rat autonomic nervous system (ANS), there are still few articles presenting the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the parasympathetic ganglion, and specially on the otic ganglion.
The present study aims at evaluating, through histochemical methods, the presence of several ECM components of the rat otic ganglion through light microscopy.
In all the sections observed, otic ganglion always showed a homogenous appearance, and composed by a compact aggregate of spheroid neurons wrapped by connective tissue.