superior mesenteric plexus

n.

An autonomic plexus that is a continuation or part of the celiac plexus, sends nerves to the intestines, and with the vagus forms the subserous, myenteric, and submucous plexuses.

Nearby words

  1. superior limb,
  2. superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis,
  3. superior longitudinal fasciculus,
  4. superior medullary velum,
  5. superior mesenteric lymph node,
  6. superior mesenteric vein,
  7. superior oblique muscle,
  8. superior oblique muscle of head,
  9. superior ophthalmic vein,
  10. superior orbital fissure


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.