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Medical Term:

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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