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Latarget nerve

Pronunciation: lah-tar-zha'

Definition: terminal branch of anterior vagal trunk that runs along lesser curvature of the stomach to within a few centimeters of the gastroduodenal junction, but apparently never reaches the pyloric sphincter.

Synonym(s): superior hypogastric (nerve) plexus

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