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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 lovely creature raised domes and spires into the cloudless blue, and only the ganglion of vulgarity round Carfax showed how evanescent was the phantom, how faint its claim to represent England.
George sedately marches to a street of little shops lying somewhere in that ganglion of roads from Kent and Surrey, and of streets from the bridges of London, centring in the far-famed elephant who has lost his castle formed of a thousand four-horse coaches to a stronger iron monster than he, ready to chop him into mince-meat any day he dares.
So the morning wore on, and the pile of letters grew, and Mary felt, at last, that she was the center ganglion of a very fine network of nerves which fell over England, and one of these days, when she touched the heart of the system, would begin feeling and rushing together and emitting their splendid blaze of revolutionary fireworks --for some such metaphor represents what she felt about her work, when her brain had been heated by three hours of application.
The thing got right in among Lord Wetherby's highly sensitive ganglions like an earthquake.
Results: The number of ganglion cells in the longitudinal muscle layer of adult colon was 16.
1,2) Sixty to seventy percent of ganglion cysts within the body are found in the dorsal aspect of the wrist while thirteen to twenty percent of ganglion cysts are found on the volar aspect of the wrist.
Ganglion cysts are benign, soft tissue formations arising from the joint capsule or tendon sheath and contain mucinous fluid (1).
These cells may remain as undifferentiated precursor cells (neuroblasts) or can mature, forming ganglion and Schwann cells (JOSHI, 2000).
The exosomes were fluorescently labelled before the injection so their delivery to retinal ganglion cells could be tracked.
I have a pea-sized lump on the bottom of the arch of my left foot, which my doctor believes may be a ganglion cyst in the plantar fascia.
In his study, Ben Mead, a post-doctoral fellow at NEI, investigated the role of stem cell exosomes on retinal ganglion cells, a type of retinal cell that forms the optic nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain.
The diagnosis was a lateral leg cyst, possibly a multilobulated ganglion with peroneal nerve impingement and secondary drop foot.