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submandibular ganglion


Definition: a small parasympathetic ganglion suspended from the lingual nerve; its postsynaptic fibers are secretomotor to the submandibular and sublingual glands; its presynaptic fibers come from the superior salvatory nucleus by way of the chorda tympani.

Synonym(s): ganglion submandibulareTA, submaxillary ganglion

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