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submandibular ganglion

submandibular ganglion in Medicine

submandibular ganglion n.
A small parasympathetic ganglion suspended from the lingual nerve, with its postganglionic branches going to the submandibular and sublingual glands and its preganglionic fibers coming from the salivary nucleus. Also called submaxillary ganglion.

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