postganglionic


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post·gan·gli·on·ic

 (pōst′găng-glē-ŏn′ĭk)
adj.
Posterior or distal to a ganglion.

postganglionic

(ˌpəʊstˌɡæŋɡlɪˈɒnɪk)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy distal to a ganglion
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Adj.1.postganglionic - beyond or distal to a ganglion (referring especially to the unmyelinated fibers that originate from cells in autonomic ganglia)
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Efferent vagal fiber terminals form synaptic contacts with postganglionic neurons, primarily in the myenteric nervous plexus, allowing a variety of information collected from intestinal tract to be transmitted to the brain and connecting paroxysmal migraine and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Preganglionic and postganglionic neurons responsible for cerebral vasodilation mediated by nitric oxide in anesthetized dogs.
1) Norepinephrine also is released from postganglionic neurons of the sympathetic nervous system.
In addition, it is also known to promote the synthesis of endogenous motilin, and subsequently stimulate cholinergic nerves of the gut at both preganglionic and postganglionic levels, which leads to the release of calcium and contraction of smooth muscle cells (2).
Caption: The implantable sphenopalatine ganglion stimulator is thought to work by blocking signals to the postganglionic parasympatheic fibers, which innervate facial structures.
Study done by PK Devarbhavi et al has shown that hypertension is one of the commonest cardiovascular manifestations of scorpion sting envenomation; this is due to massive outpouring of catecholamines from adrenal medulla and also from postganglionic neurons.
The goal of imaging the BP is to visualize the entire course of the neural network from its preganglionic segments (eg, nerve rootlets and intraforaminal nerve segments) and the postganglionic segments from the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) to the terminal branches.
2-4) It is proposed that the efferent part of the SSR arch consists of the myelinated preganglionic and non-myelinated postganglionic C fibers.
Using a-syn immunostaining, the authors also demonstrated that approximately half of the Lewy neurites observed in the submucosal plexus belonged to postganglionic neurons, thus supporting their extrinsic origin [84].
showed the daily variation of melatonin pineal gland content and proposed that the neural pathway that links the retina to the pineal gland involves sympathetic postganglionic fibres originated in the superior cervical ganglia [3].