nerve plexus

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Related to Nerve plexuses: cervical plexus, sacral plexus
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Noun1.nerve plexus - a network of intersecting nervesnerve plexus - a network of intersecting nerves  
plexus, rete - a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
autonomic plexus, plexus autonomici - a plexus of sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve fibers
brachial plexus, plexus brachialis - a network of nerves formed by cervical and thoracic spinal nerves and supplying the arm and parts of the shoulder
cardiac plexus, plexus cardiacus - a plexus of nerves supplying the heart and nearby structures
carotid plexus, plexus caroticus - a plexus of nerves surrounding the internal carotid artery
cervical plexus, plexus cervicalis - a nerve plexus lying beneath the sternocleidomastoid muscle
coccygeal plexus, plexus coccygeus - a small plexus formed by the fifth sacral and coccygeal nerves
hypogastric plexus, plexus hypogastricus - a plexus of nerves serving the pelvic viscera
lumbar plexus, plexus lumbalis - a plexus of nerves formed by the ventral branches of the first four lumbar nerves
lumbosacral plexus - a nerve plexus formed by the ventral divisions of the coccygeal and sacral and lumbar nerves; supplies the lower limbs and perineum and coccygeal area
mesenteric plexus, plexus mesentericus - a plexus of autonomic nerves
myenteric plexus, plexus myentericus - a plexus of unmyelinated fibers and postganglionic autonomic cell bodies in the muscular coat of the esophagus and stomach and intestines
periarterial plexus, plexus periarterialis - an autonomic plexus that accompanies an artery
plexus dentalis - a plexus of nerves serving the teeth
plexus pulmonalis, pulmonary plexis - one of two autonomic nerve plexuses in each lung
plexus sacralis, sacral plexus - a nerve plexus formed by the 4th and 5th lumbar and 1st, 2nd, 3rd sacral nerves; supplies the pelvic region and lower limbs
abdominal nerve plexus, coeliac plexus, plexus celiacus, solar plexus - a large plexus of sympathetic nerves in the abdomen behind the stomach
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Dr Ramji Swaminathan, specialist anaesthesia, heading the pain clinic at New Medial Centre, said: "Discussing pain, the most debilitating one is that suffered by a cancer patient; and conventionally, uncontrolled pain has been treated by injections of phenol to the nerves or nerve plexuses (network of nerves) that supplies blood to the affected area (also called chemical neurolysis).
The experiencing of warmth and eventually heat in the abdominal, thoracic, and pelvic bodily spaces implies an involvement of the rich conglomeration of nerve plexuses inhabiting these areas.
INTRODUCTION: Success in regional anesthesia is dependent upon three-dimensional insight and well developed eye-hand coordination, in order to place a needle accurately into the proximity of unseen nerves or nerve plexuses.