cervicothoracic ganglion

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cervicothoracic ganglion n.
A sympathetic trunk ganglion behind the subclavian artery near the origin of the vertebral artery, at the level of the seventh cervical vertebra, and close to the first thoracic ganglion, with which it is usually fused. Also called stellate ganglion.

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