What are plexus?

  • (noun): A network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels.
    Synonyms: rete


A branching network of axons located out side of the CNS (Central Nervous System) is termed a(n) Plexus

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Some articles on plexus:

Suboccipital Venous Plexus
... The Suboccipital Venous Plexus drains the back of the head ... vein joins in the formation of the plexus deep to the musculature of the back and from here drains into the external jugular vein ... The plexus surrounds segments of the vertebral artery ...
Choroid Plexus Carcinoma
... A choroid plexus carcinoma is a type of choroid plexus tumor. ...
Superior Dental Plexus
... The superior dental plexus is a nerve plexus which supplies the upper jaw. ...
Plexus - In Invertebrates
... The plexus is the characteristic form of nervous system in the coelenterates and persists with modifications in the flatworms ... the radially symmetric echinoderms also take this form, where a plexus underlies the ectoderm of these animals and deeper in the body other nerve cells form plexi of limited extent ...
Choroid Plexus Tumor
... Choroid plexus tumor is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the choroid plexus of the brain ... kinds Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor Choroid plexus carcinoma Choroid plexus papilloma ...