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sympathetic root of submandibular ganglion


Definition: branch to the submandibular ganglion composed of postsynaptic sympathetic fibers from the internal carotid plexus conveyed largely by a periarterial plexus of the facial artery.

Synonym(s): radix sympathica ganglii submandibularisTA, ramus sympathicus (sympatheticus) ad ganglion submandibulare, sympathetic branch to submandibular ganglion

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