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 postganglionic fibers (third-order neuron) then proceed inside the carotid plexus to arrive at their effectors.
Pharyngeal branch: The two or three branches derived from the external carotid plexus accompanying the pharyngeal branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery to the pharynx (Fig.
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.