What is ganglion?

  • (noun): An encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons.

Ganglion

In anatomy, a ganglion ( /ˈɡæŋɡliən/ GANG-glee-ən; plural ganglia) is a biological tissue mass, most commonly a mass of nerve cell bodies. Cells found in a ganglion are called ganglion cells, though this term is also sometimes used to refer specifically to retinal ganglion cells.

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Ganglion - Neurology - Basal Ganglia
... The term "ganglion" usually refers to the peripheral nervous system. ...
Cranial Nerve Ganglia
... They include Otic ganglion - glossopharyngeal nerve Pterygopalatine ganglion - facial nerve Submandibular ganglion - facial nerve Ciliary ganglion - oculomotor nerve ...
Lingual Branches Of Glossopharyngeal Nerve
... tract oculomotor (ON, EWN->III) superior branch parasympathetic root of ciliary ganglion/ciliary ganglion inferior branch trochlear (TN->IV) no significant branches trigeminal (PSN, TSN, MN, TMN->V) trigeminal ...
Subesophageal Ganglion
... The subesophageal ganglion of insects is composed of three pairs of fused ganglia ... The subesophageal ganglion sits beneath the esophagus ... It is connected to the supraesophageal ganglion, which sits above the esophagus ...
Sympathetic Root Of Ciliary Ganglion - See Also
... Ciliary ganglion Sensory root of ciliary ganglion Parasympathetic root of ciliary ganglion ...