inferior ganglion of vagus nerve
Definition: a large sensory ganglion of the vagus, anterior to the internal jugular vein and just inferior to the nerve exit from the jugular foramen. The unipolar cell bodies in this ganglion convey taste from the buds on the root of the tongue and general sensation from the throat and gut to about the level of the splenic flexure of the colon.
Synonym(s): ganglion inferius nervi vagiTA, ganglion of trunk of vagus, nodose ganglion
Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.