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thoracic pulmonary branches (of thoracic ganglia)


Definition: cardiopulmonary splanchnic nerves arising from the upper thoracic paravertebral ganglia of the sympathetic trunk conveying postsynaptic sympathetic and visceral afferent fibers to the pulmonary plexuses.

Synonym(s): rami pulmonales (thoracici gangliorum thoracicorum)TA

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