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post·gan·gli·on·ic

 (pōst′găng-glē-ŏn′ĭk)
adj.
Posterior or distal to a ganglion.
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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 postganglionic fibers join branches of the mandibular nerve (primarily the auriculotemporal and buccal nerves) to supply the parotid gland and nearby mucous glands with secretomotor fibers and also supply the vasculature with vasodilator fibers.
Ischemia occurs in migraine, particularly in prolonged attacks and it is possible that, a prolonged vasospasm occurred in our patient and caused infarction of the postganglionic fibers leading to permanent dysfunction of the left pupil.
In such cases, irritation of cranial nerves V and VII and the sympathetic postganglionic fibers of the superior cervical ganglion might have caused the symptoms associated with cluster headache.