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postganglionic fibers

 

Definition: a fiber the cell body of which is located in an autonomic (motor) ganglion and the peripheral process of which will terminate on smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, or glandular epithelium; associated with sympathetic or parasympathetic parts of the autonomic nervous system.

Synonym(s): neurofibrae postganglionicae

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