ciliary ganglion
Neural crest-derived ganglion acting as relay between parasympathetic neurons of the oculomotor nucleus in the midbrain and the muscles regulating the diameter of the pupil of the eye.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • ciliary ganglion — n a small autonomic ganglion on the nasociliary branch of the ophthalmic nerve receiving preganglionic fibers from the oculomotor nerve and sending postganglionic fibers to the ciliary muscle and to the sphincter pupillae called also lenticular… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ciliary ganglion — Nerve: Ciliary ganglion Detailed view of nerves of lateral orbit showing the ciliary ganglion immediately behind the globe of the eye …   Wikipedia

  • ciliary ganglion — noun : a small autonomic ganglion on the nasociliary branch of the ophthalmic nerve receiving preganglionic fibers from the oculomotor nerve and sending postganglionic fibers to the ciliary muscle and to the circular muscle of the iris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sympathetic root of ciliary ganglion — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = ramus sympathetica ganglii ciliaris GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Pathways in the Ciliary Ganglion. Green = parasympathetic; Red = sympathetic; Blue = sensory Caption2 = Innervates = BranchFrom =… …   Wikipedia

  • Parasympathetic root of ciliary ganglion — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = ramus parasympathica ganglii ciliaris GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Pathways in the Ciliary Ganglion. Green = parasympathetic; Red = sympathetic; Blue = sensory Caption2 = Innervates = BranchFrom =… …   Wikipedia

  • Sensory root of ciliary ganglion — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = ramus sensoria ganglii ciliaris GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Pathways in the Ciliary Ganglion. Green = parasympathetic; Red = sympathetic; Blue = sensory Caption2 = Innervates = BranchFrom = BranchTo =… …   Wikipedia

  • communicating branch with ciliary ganglion — communicating branch with nasociliary nerve, communicating branch of nasociliary nerve with ciliary ganglion radix sensoria ganglii ciliaris …   Medical dictionary

  • branch of oculomotor nerve to ciliary ganglion — ramus parasympathica ganglii ciliaris …   Medical dictionary

  • long root of ciliary ganglion — radix sensoria ganglii ciliaris …   Medical dictionary

  • motor root of ciliary ganglion — radix parasympathica ganglii ciliaris …   Medical dictionary

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