aortic plexus

noun
a plexus of lymph nodes in the lower portion of the abdominal aorta
Hypernyms: ↑plexus, ↑rete

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  • Aortic plexus — can refer to: * abdominal aortic plexus * thoracic aortic plexus …   Wikipedia

  • aortic plexus abdominal — p. aorticus abdominalis …   Medical dictionary

  • aortic plexus thoracic — p. aorticus thoracicus …   Medical dictionary

  • Abdominal aortic plexus — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = plexus aorticus abdominalis GraySubject = 220 GrayPage = 987 Caption = The celiac ganglia with the sympathetic plexuses of the abdominal viscera radiating from the ganglia. (Aortic plexus labeled at left.)… …   Wikipedia

  • Thoracic aortic plexus — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = plexus aorticus thoracicus GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = Innervates = BranchFrom = BranchTo = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = p 24 DorlandsSuf = 12647530 The thoracic aortic plexus is a… …   Wikipedia

  • plexus aorticus thoracalis — plexus aorticus thoracicus [TA] thoracic aortic plexus: a nerve plexus around the thoracic aorta formed by filaments from the sympathetic trunks and vagus nerves, and from which fine twigs accompany branches of the aorta. It is continuous below… …   Medical dictionary

  • plexus aorticus abdominalis — [TA] abdominal aortic plexus: an unpaired nerve plexus composed of interconnecting bundles of fibers that arise from the celiac and superior mesenteric plexuses and descend along the aorta. Receiving branches from the lumbar splanchnic nerves, it …   Medical dictionary

  • plexus femoralis — [TA] femoral plexus: a plexus accompanying the femoral artery, derived chiefly from the aortic plexus by way of the common and external iliac plexuses …   Medical dictionary

  • plexus hypogastricus superior — [TA] superior hypogastric plexus: the downward continuation of the abdominal aortic plexus; it lies in front of the upper part of the sacrum, just below the bifurcation of the aorta, receives fibers from the lower lumbar splanchnic nerves, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • plexus iliacus — [TA] iliac plexus: any of the plexuses derived chiefly from the aortic plexus and accompanying the common iliac arteries …   Medical dictionary

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