prevertebral ganglia

[prē-vûrtə-brəl, prē′vər-tēbrəl]
n.
  1. Any of the sympathetic ganglions lying in front of the vertebral column, including the celiac, aorticorenal, and the superior and inferior mesenteric ganglions.
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