postganglionic

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Related to postganglionic axon: Postganglionic neuron, Postganglionic fibers

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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the greater superficial petrosal nerve, which supplies taste fibers to the palatal mucosa, preganglionic parasympathetic axons to the pterygopalatine ganglion, and postganglionic axons to the lacrimal glands, nasal glands, and palatine mucosal glands; it also communicates with the lesser petrosal nerve (2)
Postganglionic axons accompany branches of the internal carotid (innervating sweat glands and vessels of the forehead), and the axons traveling along the external carotid artery innervate the rest of the face and follow branches of the trigeminal nerve.