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Medical Term:

sacral splanchnic nerves


Definition: branches from the sacral sympathetic trunk that pass to the inferior hypogastric plexus; part of the abdominopelvic (sympathetic) splanchnic nerves, but their specific function is unclear. They tend to be confused with the pelvic splanchnic nerves, which are much more significant structures.

Synonym(s): nervi splanchnici sacralesTA

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