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thoracic ganglion

thoracic ganglion in Medicine

thoracic ganglion n.
Any of 11 or 12 ganglions at the level of the head of each rib on either side that with the connecting nerve cords constitute the thoracic portion of the sympathetic trunk.

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  • On the upper plane, the lungs and heart are controlled from the cardiac plane and the thoracic ganglion.

  • It is the motion of cold objectivity from the thoracic ganglion.

  • They are driven by the opposite motion from the powerful voluntary center of the thoracic ganglion.

  • The two upper nuclei are the two great nerve-centers, the cardiac plexus and the thoracic ganglion.

  • And the root of the delicate-proud exhalation, rejection, is in the thoracic ganglion.

  • The upper centers, cardiac plexus and cervical plexuses, thoracic ganglion and cervical ganglia now assume positivity.

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