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pelvic part of peripheral autonomic plexuses and ganglia


Definition: portion of the autonomic nerve plexuses that extend into and lie within the lesser pelvis, i.e., inferior to the plane of the pelvic inlet; included are the superior and inferior hypogastric plexuses, and the plexuses of the pelvic viscera: middle and inferior rectal, vesical, uterovaginal, prostatic and deferential; although technically they leave the pelvis and course within the erectile bodies of the perineum, the cavernous nerves of the penis and clitoris are also included.

Synonym(s): pars pelvica plexuum et gangliorum visceraliumTA

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