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Medical Term:

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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