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gan·gli·on

 (găng′glē-ən)
n. pl. gan·gli·a (-glē-ə) or gan·gli·ons
1. A group of nerve cells forming a nerve center, especially one located outside the brain or spinal cord.
2. Medicine A benign cystic lesion resembling a tumor, occurring in a tendon sheath or joint capsule.
3. A center of power, activity, or energy.

[From Greek, cystlike tumor, nerve bundle.]

gan′gli·on′ic (-ŏn′ĭk) adj.
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ganglion

(ˈɡæŋɡlɪən)
n, pl -glia (-ɡlɪə) or -glions
1. (Anatomy) an encapsulated collection of nerve-cell bodies, usually located outside the brain and spinal cord
2. any concentration of energy, activity, or strength
3. (Pathology) a cystic tumour on a tendon sheath or joint capsule
[C17: from Late Latin: swelling, from Greek: cystic tumour]
ˈganglial, ˈgangliar adj
ˌgangliˈonic, ˈganglionˌated, ˈgangliˌate, ˈgangliˌated adj
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gan•gli•on

(ˈgæŋ gli ən)

n., pl. -gli•a (-gli ə)
-gli•ons.
1. a concentrated mass of interconnected nerve cells.
2. a cystic tumor formed on the sheath of a tendon.
3. a center of intellectual or industrial force, activity, etc.
[1675–85; < Late Latin: a type of swelling < Greek gánglion a tumor under the skin, on or near a tendon]
gan′gli•al, gan′gli•ar, adj.
gan`gli•on′ic (-ˈɒn ɪk) adj.
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gan·gli·on

(găng′glē-ən)
Plural ganglia
A compact group of nerve cells having a specific function. In invertebrate animals, pairs of ganglia occur at intervals along the axis of the body, with the forwardmost pair functioning like a brain. In vertebrates, ganglia are usually located outside the brain or spinal cord and control the functioning of the body's internal organs.
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ganglion

A mass of nerve cell bodies outside the central nervous system.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ganglion - an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neuronsganglion - an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons
autonomic ganglion - any of the ganglia of the autonomic system whose unmyelinated fibers innervate the internal organs
nervous system, systema nervosum - the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
basal ganglion - any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement
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Translations
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ganglion

[ˈgæŋglɪən] N (ganglia, ganglions (pl)) [ˈgæŋglɪə]ganglio m
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ganglion

n pl <ganglia>
(Anat) → Ganglion nt; (Med) → Überbein nt, → Ganglion nt
(fig, of activity) → Zentrum nt
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ganglion

[ˈgæŋglɪən] nganglio
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gan·gli·on

n. ganglio.
1. masa de tejido nervioso en forma de nudo;
2. quiste en un tendón o en una aponeurosis, que se observa a veces en la muñeca, en el talón o en la rodilla;
___ -a, basal___ -s basales;
___, carotid___ carotídeo;
___, celiac___ celíaco.
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ganglion

n (pl -glia) (neuro) ganglio; — cyst ganglión m
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References in classic literature ?
The lovely creature raised domes and spires into the cloudless blue, and only the ganglion of vulgarity round Carfax showed how evanescent was the phantom, how faint its claim to represent England.
George sedately marches to a street of little shops lying somewhere in that ganglion of roads from Kent and Surrey, and of streets from the bridges of London, centring in the far-famed elephant who has lost his castle formed of a thousand four-horse coaches to a stronger iron monster than he, ready to chop him into mince-meat any day he dares.
So the morning wore on, and the pile of letters grew, and Mary felt, at last, that she was the center ganglion of a very fine network of nerves which fell over England, and one of these days, when she touched the heart of the system, would begin feeling and rushing together and emitting their splendid blaze of revolutionary fireworks --for some such metaphor represents what she felt about her work, when her brain had been heated by three hours of application.
The thing got right in among Lord Wetherby's highly sensitive ganglions like an earthquake.
A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled swelling that usually develops near a joint or tendon, most commonly on the wrists (and particularly the back of the wrist), hands and fingers.
Keywords: Post duralpunctural headache, Sphenopalatine ganglion block, Spinal anesthesia.
William Meier-Ruge is credited with providing the first description of IND B in 1971.1 At the time, he had pioneered acetylcholinesterase (AChE) histochemical staining of mucosal nerve fibers as a diagnostic adjunct for Hirschsprung disease (HSCR), and he reported on patients with HSCR-like clinical findings and HSCR-like patterns of AChE histochemical staining in their rectal (mucosal + submucosal) biopsies, but in whom the presence of enteric ganglion cells excluded HSCR.
From each ganglion emerges the anterior pallial nerve (APN) toward the anterior region of the mantle, ramifying by all the edge of this and later joining with the posterior pallial nerve PPN (coming from the visceral ganglion) to form circumpallial nerves (CP).
A very generalised picture of a classical chain with 3 ganglionated masses named as superior cervical ganglion, middle cervical ganglion and inferior cervical ganglion or cervicothoracic ganglion is obtained from the previous studies, while little is mentioned about the existence of a fourth cervical ganglion or vertebral ganglion.
Abbott (ABT) announced a new national coverage determination for the company's dorsal root ganglion neurostimulation pain therapy through Aetna (AET), a leading health benefits company in the United States.