- Distal to or beyond a ganglion; referring to the unmyelinated nerve fibers originating from cells in an autonomic ganglion. SYN: neurofibrae postganglionicae.
* * *post·gan·gli·on·ic .pōst-.gaŋ-glē-'än-ik adj distal to a ganglion specif of, relating to, or being an axon arising from a cell body within an autonomic ganglion compare PREGANGLIONIC
* * *adj.describing a neurone in a nerve pathway that starts at a ganglion and ends at the muscle or gland that it supplies. In the sympathetic nervous system, postganglionic fibres are adrenergic, unlike those in the parasympathetic system, which are cholinergic. Compare preganglionic.
* * *post·gan·gli·on·ic (pōst″gang-gle-onґik) situated posterior or distal to a ganglion; said especially of autonomic nerve fibers so located.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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postganglionic — [pōst΄gaŋ΄glē än′ik] adj. lying behind a ganglion; specif., of or pertaining to an axon that leads nerve impulses away from a ganglion to some other part of the body … English World dictionary
postganglionic — adj. describing a neurone in a nerve pathway that starts at a ganglion and ends at the muscle or gland that it supplies. In the sympathetic nervous system, postganglionic fibres are adrenergic, unlike those in the parasympathetic system, which… … The new mediacal dictionary
postganglionic — adjective Date: 1897 distal to a ganglion; specifically of, relating to, or being an axon arising from a cell body within an autonomic ganglion compare preganglionic … New Collegiate Dictionary
postganglionic — adj. * * * … Universalium
postganglionic — adjective Located distal or posterior to a ganglion … Wiktionary
postganglionic — adj. located behind a ganglion (mass of nerve cells) … English contemporary dictionary
postganglionic — post·ganglionic … English syllables
postganglionic — adjective beyond or distal to a ganglion (referring especially to the unmyelinated fibers that originate from cells in autonomic ganglia) • Pertains to noun: ↑ganglion … Useful english dictionary
postganglionic fibers — postganglionic nerve fibers neurofibrae postganglionicae … Medical dictionary
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