pulmonary plexus


Either of two autonomic plexuses, designated anterior and posterior, at the hilus of each lung, formed by branches of the vagus nerve and of the sympathetic and bronchial nerves, and from which branches accompany the bronchi and arteries into the lung.

Nearby words

  1. pulmonary hypertension,
  2. pulmonary insufficiency,
  3. pulmonary ligament,
  4. pulmonary murmur,
  5. pulmonary opening,
  6. pulmonary stenosis,
  7. pulmonary tree,
  8. pulmonary trunk,
  9. pulmonary tuberculosis,
  10. pulmonary valve

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