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cardiac plexus

cardiac plexus in Medicine

cardiac plexus n.
A wide-meshed network of anastomosing cords from the sympathetic and vagus nerves that surrounds the arch of the aorta and the pulmonary artery and continues to the atria, ventricles, and coronary vessels.

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  • It contains the element of touch, and in this it refers to the cardiac plexus.

  • The two upper nuclei are the two great nerve-centers, the cardiac plexus and the thoracic ganglion.

  • At the cardiac plexus, there in the center of the breast, we have now a new great sun of knowledge and being.

  • In a child, the solar plexus and the cardiac plexus, with corresponding voluntary ganglia, are awake and active.

  • The upper centers, cardiac plexus and cervical plexuses, thoracic ganglion and cervical ganglia now assume positivity.

  • All this surges from that first center of the breast, the sun of the breast, the cardiac plexus.

  • Thus it has its first delicate root in the cardiac plexus, the root of its intake.

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