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Medical Term:

lesser splanchnic nerve


Definition: one of the abdominopelvic splanchnic nerves arising in the thorax from the last two thoracic sympathetic ganglia and passing through the diaphragm to the aorticorenal ganglion; conveys presynaptic sympathetic fibers and visceral afferent fibers.

Synonym(s): nervus splanchnicus minorTA

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