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inferior mesenteric ganglion


Definition: the most inferior of the sympathetic prevertebral ganglia, located at the origin of the inferior mesenteric artery from the aorta and containing the postsynaptic sympathetic neurons innervating the descending and sigmoid colon.

Synonym(s): ganglion mesentericum inferiusTA

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