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thoracic cardiac branches of vagus nerve


Definition: branches of vagus nerve to the cardiac plexus that branch from the vagi at thoracic levels, conducting presynpatic parasympathetic fibers to, and reflex afferent fibers from, the cardiac plexus.

Synonym(s): rami cardiaci thoracici nervi vagiTA

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