adjective Date: 1897 distal to a ganglion; specifically of, relating to, or being an axon arising from a cell body within an autonomic ganglion — compare preganglionic

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  • postganglionic — [pōst΄gaŋ΄glē än′ik] adj. lying behind a ganglion; specif., of or pertaining to an axon that leads nerve impulses away from a ganglion to some other part of the body …   English World dictionary

  • postganglionic — Distal to or beyond a ganglion; referring to the unmyelinated nerve fibers originating from cells in an autonomic ganglion. SYN: neurofibrae postganglionicae. * * * post·gan·gli·on·ic .pōst .gaŋ glē än ik adj distal to a ganglion specif of,… …   Medical dictionary

  • postganglionic — adj. describing a neurone in a nerve pathway that starts at a ganglion and ends at the muscle or gland that it supplies. In the sympathetic nervous system, postganglionic fibres are adrenergic, unlike those in the parasympathetic system, which… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • postganglionic — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • postganglionic — adjective Located distal or posterior to a ganglion …   Wiktionary

  • postganglionic — adj. located behind a ganglion (mass of nerve cells) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • postganglionic — post·ganglionic …   English syllables

  • postganglionic — adjective beyond or distal to a ganglion (referring especially to the unmyelinated fibers that originate from cells in autonomic ganglia) • Pertains to noun: ↑ganglion …   Useful english dictionary

  • postganglionic fibers — postganglionic nerve fibers neurofibrae postganglionicae …   Medical dictionary

  • Postganglionic fibers — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = neurofibrae postganglionicae GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Sympathetic connections of the ciliary and superior cervical ganglia. Caption2 = Innervates = BranchFrom = BranchTo = MeshName = MeshNumber =… …   Wikipedia

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