nerve plexus

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Related to nerve plexus: sacral plexus, lumbar plexus, cervical plexus
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Noun1.nerve plexus - a network of intersecting nervesnerve plexus - a network of intersecting nerves  
plexus, rete - a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
autonomic plexus, plexus autonomici - a plexus of sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve fibers
brachial plexus, plexus brachialis - a network of nerves formed by cervical and thoracic spinal nerves and supplying the arm and parts of the shoulder
cardiac plexus, plexus cardiacus - a plexus of nerves supplying the heart and nearby structures
carotid plexus, plexus caroticus - a plexus of nerves surrounding the internal carotid artery
cervical plexus, plexus cervicalis - a nerve plexus lying beneath the sternocleidomastoid muscle
coccygeal plexus, plexus coccygeus - a small plexus formed by the fifth sacral and coccygeal nerves
hypogastric plexus, plexus hypogastricus - a plexus of nerves serving the pelvic viscera
lumbar plexus, plexus lumbalis - a plexus of nerves formed by the ventral branches of the first four lumbar nerves
lumbosacral plexus - a nerve plexus formed by the ventral divisions of the coccygeal and sacral and lumbar nerves; supplies the lower limbs and perineum and coccygeal area
mesenteric plexus, plexus mesentericus - a plexus of autonomic nerves
myenteric plexus, plexus myentericus - a plexus of unmyelinated fibers and postganglionic autonomic cell bodies in the muscular coat of the esophagus and stomach and intestines
periarterial plexus, plexus periarterialis - an autonomic plexus that accompanies an artery
plexus dentalis - a plexus of nerves serving the teeth
plexus pulmonalis, pulmonary plexis - one of two autonomic nerve plexuses in each lung
plexus sacralis, sacral plexus - a nerve plexus formed by the 4th and 5th lumbar and 1st, 2nd, 3rd sacral nerves; supplies the pelvic region and lower limbs
abdominal nerve plexus, coeliac plexus, plexus celiacus, solar plexus - a large plexus of sympathetic nerves in the abdomen behind the stomach
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These results are reinforced by the assessment of sensitivity of [alpha]1-adrenergic receptors in healthy volunteers, where the TENS low frequency (10 Hz) applied in the trajectory of the brachial nerve plexus increased the sensitivity of these receptors, and high frequency (100 Hz) presented opposites results (Franco et al.
The submucosal nerve plexus (Meissner nerve plexus) is found in the medium-density connective tissue of the submucosa.
Perineural invasion (PNI) extending into the extrapancreatic nerve plexus is a histopathological characteristic in PanCa, which leads to abdominal pain and retropancreatic tumor extension.
However, there remains limited knowledge on its analgesic efficacy and duration in peripheral nerve and nerve plexus blockade.
The submucosa consists of a dense, irregular connective tissue layer containing blood and lymphatic vessels, a nerve plexus, and occasional glands:
Insertion of a catheter adjacent to a nerve plexus has been shown to result in excellent muscle relaxation during operative procedures and can provide lasting analgesic effects, thereby reducing unplanned hospital admission for pain control and the need for continued postoperative use of opioids or nacotics.
These proteins are normally expressed by neurons from the autonomic enteric nerve plexus, supporting a histogenesis of GANTs from enteric autonomic plexuses of Mesiner or Auerbach.
A similar array of nerves posterior to the pedal ganglia and a nerve plexus in the pedal sole of Helix aspersa was shown by Schmalz (1914), p.
The celiac ganglion is a very small nerve plexus located deep in the abdomen and adjacent to major arteries and critical abdominal structures.
Patel DV, McGhee CNJ Mapping of the Normal Human Corneal Sub-Basal Nerve Plexus by In Vivo Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
The Quaid's death came as a major blow to the nascent nation, but the friction between the second and third tier of the Muslim League leadership also contributed to the destruction of the nerve plexus of the state and the nation.
These values may indicate close proximity to the nerve plexus with both the axillary and dorsal approach.