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Medical Term:

otic ganglion


an autonomic ganglion situated inferior to the foramen ovale medial to the mandibular nerve; its postsynaptic parasympathetic neurons end secretomotor fibers to the parotid gland.

Synonym(s): ganglion oticumTA, Arnold ganglion, auricular ganglion, otoganglion

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