carotid plexus

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Noun1.carotid plexus - a plexus of nerves surrounding the internal carotid artery
nerve plexus - a network of intersecting nerves
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The nonmyelinated fibers in the RLN are sympathetic carotid plexus fibers and parasympathetic postganglionic dendrites, whose cell bodies lie in the superior jugular and plexiform ganglions.
The pain is produced by stimulation of the nerve endings of the carotid plexus as described by Fay.