internal carotid plexus
An autonomic plexus that surrounds the internal carotid artery in the carotid canal and in the cavernous sinus and sends branches to the tympanic plexus, sphenopalatine ganglion, abducens and oculomotor nerves, the cerebral vessels, and the ciliary ganglion.
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Inhibit vs. Prohibit
Though both words have similar definitions, inhibit and prohibit aren’t interchangeable. In general, someone is inhibited by internal feelings or prohibited by an external source.
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