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cervical ganglion

cervical ganglion in Medicine

cervical ganglion n.

  1. The cervicothoracic ganglion.

  2. A small sympathetic ganglion at the level of the cricoid cartilage.

  3. The uppermost and largest of the ganglia of the sympathetic trunk, near the base of the skull between the internal carotid artery and the internal jugular vein.

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