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Nerve: Superior mesenteric ganglion
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Sympathetic (red) and parasympathetic (blue) nervous system
Latin ganglion mesentericum superius
Gray's subject #220 987
To superior mesenteric plexus

In the upper part of the superior mesenteric plexus close to the origin of the superior mesenteric artery is a ganglion, the superior mesenteric ganglion.

The superior mesenteric ganglion is the synapsing point for one of the pre- and post-synaptic nerves of the sympathetic division of the autonomous nervous system. This nerve goes on to innervate part of the large intestine.

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