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Medical Term:

least splanchnic nerve


one of the abdominopelvic splanchnic nerves arising in the thorax and penetrating the diaphragm to supply presynaptic sympathetic fibers for the renal plexus; often combined with the lesser splanchnic nerve, but occasionally existing as an independent nerve.

Synonym(s): nervus splanchnicus imusTA, lowest splanchnic nerve, smallest splanchnic nerve

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