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greater splanchnic nerve

greater splanchnic nerve in Medicine

greater splanchnic nerve n.
A nerve that arises from the fifth or sixth to the ninth or tenth thoracic sympathetic ganglia and passes along the thoracic vertebrae to join the celiac plexus.

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