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pulmonary (nerve) plexus


Definition: one of two autonomic plexuses, anterior and posterior, at the hilus of each lung, formed by cardiopulmonary splanchnic nerves of the sympathetic trunk and bronchial branches of the vagus nerve; from them various branches accompany the bronchi and arteries into the lung.

Synonym(s): plexus (nervosus) pulmonalisTA

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