cervical ganglion

n.

The cervicothoracic ganglion.
A small sympathetic ganglion at the level of the cricoid cartilage.
The uppermost and largest of the ganglia of the sympathetic trunk, near the base of the skull between the internal carotid artery and the internal jugular vein.

Nearby words

  1. cervical ansa,
  2. cervical artery,
  3. cervical canal,
  4. cervical cap,
  5. cervical flexure,
  6. cervical gland of uterus,
  7. cervical iliocostal muscle,
  8. cervical intraepithelial neoplasia,
  9. cervical ligament of uterus,
  10. cervical line


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