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ganglion US English

A structure containing a number of nerve cell bodies, typically linked by synapses, and often forming a swelling on a nerve fiber

ganglion cell US English

A neuron (nerve cell); specifically (in later use) one with a cell body that is located in the peripheral (rather than central) nervous system.

otic ganglion US English

An autonomic ganglion situated near the foramen ovale, the postganglionic parasympathetic fibres of which supply the parotid gland.

nodose ganglion US English

The inferior ganglion of the vagus nerve, located below the jugular foramen and containing sensory neurons involved chiefly with visceral sensation.

optic ganglion US English

Any of various bodies of nervous tissue associated with the eye or the optic nerve; (formerly) specifically †a quadrigeminal body (obsolete).

ganglion-blocking US English

(Of a drug) preventing the transmission of nerve impulses across a synapse in a ganglion.

ganglion globule US English

= ganglion cell.

Meckel's ganglion US English

A parasympathetic ganglion in the upper part of the pterygopalatine fossa.

geniculate ganglion US English

A small ganglion situated at an angle in the facial nerve.

basal ganglia US English

A group of structures linked to the thalamus in the base of the brain and involved in coordination of movement