solar plexus

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solar plexus

n.
1. The large network of sympathetic nerves and ganglia located in the peritoneal cavity behind the stomach and having branching tracts that supply nerves to the abdominal viscera.
2. The pit of the stomach.

[From its radially branching ganglia.]

solar plexus

n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy Also called: coeliac plexus the network of sympathetic nerves situated behind the stomach that supply the abdominal organs
2. (Anatomy) (not in technical usage) the part of the stomach beneath the diaphragm; pit of the stomach
[C18: referring to resemblance between the radial network of nerves and ganglia and the rays of the sun]

so′lar plex′us


n.
1. a network of nerves at the upper part of the abdomen, behind the stomach and in front of the aorta.
2. a point on the stomach wall just below the sternum where a blow will affect this network.
[1765–75; from the raylike pattern of the nerve fibers]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solar plexus - a large plexus of sympathetic nerves in the abdomen behind the stomachsolar plexus - a large plexus of sympathetic nerves in the abdomen behind the stomach
nerve plexus - a network of intersecting nerves
sympathetic nervous system - originates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the parasympathetic: reduces digestive secretions; speeds the heart; contracts blood vessels
Translations

solar plexus

[ˌsəʊləˈplɛksəs] n (Anat) → plesso solare
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Target sites for chemical neurolysis may include intrathecal injections, superior hypogastric plexus, celiac plexus, lumbar sympathetic chain, ganglion impar, and peripheral nerves [1, 2].
Then, the celiac plexus ganglion fibres and lymphatics alongside with the median arcuate ligament on the truncus coeliacus were cut by using hook cautery.
Another technique, neurolytic celiac plexus block (NCPB) is claimed to be an effective method of pain control for pancreatic cancer pain, it can allow a reduction in opioid dose and an evident improvement of opioid-induced adverse effects or symptoms associated with the illness.
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The sympathetic fibers follow the splenic artery and create the celiac plexus. The celiac plexus is derived from the T5-T10 ganglionic roots.
Celiac branches run along the left gastric artery and join the celiac plexus.
The medial branches of the lower thoracic sympathetic ganglia; the greater and lesser splanchnic nerves, enter the abdomen by piercing the diaphragmatic crura and finally relay in the celiac ganglia and contribute in the formation of celiac plexus. In the present case, the right crus of the diaphragm was duplicated completely and the splanchnic nerves entered the abdominal cavity by passing through the space between the two right crura.
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