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inferior hypogastric (nerve) plexus


Definition: one of the bilateral mixed (sympathetic, parasympathetic) autonomic plexus in the pelvis distributed to the pelvic viscera; it receives the hypogastric nerves and the pelvic splanchnic nerves and conveys visceral afferent fibers.

Synonym(s): plexus (nervosus) hypogastricus inferiorTA, pelvic (nerve) plexus, plexus (nervosus) pelvicus

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