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gan·gli·on

 (găng′glē-ən)
n. pl. gan·gli·a (-glē-ə) or gan·gli·ons
1. A group of nerve cells forming a nerve center, especially one located outside the brain or spinal cord.
2. Medicine A benign cystic lesion resembling a tumor, occurring in a tendon sheath or joint capsule.
3. A center of power, activity, or energy.

[From Greek, cystlike tumor, nerve bundle.]

gan′gli·on′ic (-ŏn′ĭk) adj.

ganglion

(ˈɡæŋɡlɪən)
n, pl -glia (-ɡlɪə) or -glions
1. (Anatomy) an encapsulated collection of nerve-cell bodies, usually located outside the brain and spinal cord
2. any concentration of energy, activity, or strength
3. (Pathology) a cystic tumour on a tendon sheath or joint capsule
[C17: from Late Latin: swelling, from Greek: cystic tumour]
ˈganglial, ˈgangliar adj
ˌgangliˈonic, ˈganglionˌated, ˈgangliˌate, ˈgangliˌated adj

gan•gli•on

(ˈgæŋ gli ən)

n., pl. -gli•a (-gli ə)
-gli•ons.
1. a concentrated mass of interconnected nerve cells.
2. a cystic tumor formed on the sheath of a tendon.
3. a center of intellectual or industrial force, activity, etc.
[1675–85; < Late Latin: a type of swelling < Greek gánglion a tumor under the skin, on or near a tendon]
gan′gli•al, gan′gli•ar, adj.
gan`gli•on′ic (-ˈɒn ɪk) adj.

gan·gli·on

(găng′glē-ən)
Plural ganglia
A compact group of nerve cells having a specific function. In invertebrate animals, pairs of ganglia occur at intervals along the axis of the body, with the forwardmost pair functioning like a brain. In vertebrates, ganglia are usually located outside the brain or spinal cord and control the functioning of the body's internal organs.

ganglion

A mass of nerve cell bodies outside the central nervous system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ganglion - an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neuronsganglion - an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons
autonomic ganglion - any of the ganglia of the autonomic system whose unmyelinated fibers innervate the internal organs
nervous system, systema nervosum - the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
basal ganglion - any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement
Translations
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ganglion

[ˈgæŋglɪən] N (ganglia, ganglions (pl)) [ˈgæŋglɪə]ganglio m

ganglion

n pl <ganglia>
(Anat) → Ganglion nt; (Med) → Überbein nt, → Ganglion nt
(fig, of activity) → Zentrum nt

ganglion

[ˈgæŋglɪən] nganglio

gan·gli·on

n. ganglio.
1. masa de tejido nervioso en forma de nudo;
2. quiste en un tendón o en una aponeurosis, que se observa a veces en la muñeca, en el talón o en la rodilla;
___ -a, basal___ -s basales;
___, carotid___ carotídeo;
___, celiac___ celíaco.

ganglion

n (pl -glia) (neuro) ganglio; — cyst ganglión m
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The nerve cell bodies of parasympathetic ganglia and their postganglionic nerve fibers represent the enteric nervous system, the third division of the autonomic nervous system.
Pelvic somatic pain is thought to be conveyed through nerve complexes and parasympathetic ganglia in the uterosacral ligaments.
The most consistently affected tissues were the brain, spinal cord, parasympathetic ganglia of the gastrointestinal tract, heart, and pancreas (Figures 1, 2).

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