Gasserian ganglion
Gasserian Gas*se"ri*an, a. Relating to Casserio (L. Gasserius), the discover of the Gasserian ganglion. [1913 Webster]

{Gasserian ganglion} (Anat.), a large ganglion, at the root of the trigeminal, or fifth cranial, nerve. [1913 Webster]


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  • gasserian ganglion — gas·se·ri·an ganglion ga sir ē ən n, often cap 1st G TRIGEMINAL GANGLION Gas·ser gä sər Johann Laurentius (1723 1765) Austrian anatomist. Gasser was a professor of anatomy at the University of Vienna. In 1765 one of his students, Anton Balthasar… …   Medical dictionary

  • gasserian ganglion — (ˈ)ga|sirēən noun Usage: sometimes capitalized 1st G Etymology: Johann L. Gasser died 1765 Austrian anatomist + English ian : the large flattened sensory root ganglion of the trigeminal nerve lying within the skull and behind the orbit called… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gasserian — Gas*se ri*an, a. Relating to Casserio (L. Gasserius), the discover of the Gasserian ganglion. [1913 Webster] {Gasserian ganglion} (Anat.), a large ganglion, at the root of the trigeminal, or fifth cranial, nerve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ganglion of trigeminal nerve — ganglion trigeminale [TA] trigeminal ganglion: one on the sensory root of the fifth cranial nerve, situated in a cleft within the dura mater (trigeminal cave) on the anterior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone. It gives off the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ganglion — The celebrated 2nd century Greek physician Galen ((c. 130 201 A.D.) who lived and worked in Rome first used the word ganglion to denote a nerve complex. Ganglion still is used to refer to an aggregation of nerve cell bodies. Another use of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gasser ganglion — gasserian ganglion g. trigeminale …   Medical dictionary

  • Trigeminal ganglion — Infobox Nerve Name = Trigeminal ganglion (in red) Latin = ganglion trigeminale, ganglion semilunare (Gasseri) GraySubject = 200 GrayPage = 886 Caption = Nerves of the orbit. Seen from above. (Semilunar ganglion visible near bottom.) Caption2 =… …   Wikipedia

  • trigeminal ganglion — n the large flattened sensory root ganglion of the trigeminal nerve that lies within the skull and behind the orbit called also gasserian ganglion, semilunar ganglion …   Medical dictionary

  • semilunar ganglion — noun 1. : gasserian ganglion 2. : coeliac ganglion …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrisberg's ganglion — noun Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after Heinrich A. Wrisberg died 1808 1. : a small ganglion in the superficial cardiac plexus 2. : gasserian ganglion …   Useful english dictionary

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