ganglion

A physical cluster of neurons. In vertebrates, the ganglia are appendages to the central nervous system; in invertebrates, the majority of neurons are organized as separate ganglia.

ganglion

This is the commonest cystic swelling at the back of the wrist and can be seen in adults of any age. On examination the swelling may be soft and cystic but it can also be quite tense and easily mistaken for a bony prominence. It is harmless and in the absence of pain or complications, due to pressure on to an under- lying nerve, it is probably best …...

Ganglion

A ganglion is a mass of nerve tissue outside the central nervous system (in any animal). Some of the larger dinosaurs (some sauropods and Stegosaurus ) may have had a ganglion at the base of the tail.
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Ganglion

a collection of nerve cells usually found outside the central nervous system, from which axons arrive from the periphery and proceed to the spinal cord or brain.
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ganglion

[n] - an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons
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Ganglion

a fluid-filled cyst attached to a tendon sheath or joint
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Ganglion

refers to a group of functionally related cell bodies in the PNS
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Ganglion

A group of nerve cells with a common function, especially applied to a collection outside the central nervous system.
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Ganglion

Our Ganglion Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Ganglion Ganglion: The celebrated 2nd century Greek physician Galen ((c. 130-201 A.D.) who lived and worked in Rome first used the word ganglion to denote a nerve complex. Ganglion still is used to refer to an aggregation of nerve cell bodies. Another use of t...
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Ganglion

Gan'gli·on noun ; plural Latin Ganglia , English Ganglions . [ Latin ganglion a sort of swelling or excrescence, a tumor under the skin, Greek ...: confer French ganglion .] 1. (Anat.) (a) A mass or knot of nervous matter, including nerve cel...
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ganglion

1. A knot or knotlike mass. ... 2. <anatomy> A general term for a group of nerve cell bodies located outside the central nervous system, occasionally applied to certain nuclear groups within the brain or spinal cord, for example basal ganglia. ... 3. <oncology, tumour> A benign cystic tumour occurring on a aponeurosis or tendon, as in t...
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ganglion

noun an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons
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ganglion

(gang´gle-on) pl. gan´glia, ganglions a group of nerve cell bodies located outside the central nervous system. The term is occasionally applied to certain nuclear groups within the brain or spinal cord, such as the basal ganglia. a type of cystic tumor occurring on an aponeurosis or tendon, such as in the w...
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Ganglion

• (n.) A node, or gland in the lymphatic system; as, a lymphatic ganglion. • (n.) A mass or knot of nervous matter, including nerve cells, usually forming an enlargement in the course of a nerve. • (n.) A globular, hard, indolent tumor, situated somewhere on a tendon, and commonly formed by the effusion of a viscid fluid into it; -- ...
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ganglion

dense group of nerve-cell bodies present in most animals above the level of cnidarians. In flatworms (e.g., planaria) two lateral neuronal cords ... [12 related articles]
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ganglion

(Gr. 'knot') 1. a knot, or knotlike mass. 2. (NA) a general term for a group of nerve cell bodies located outside the central nervous system; occasionally applied to certain nuclear groups within the brain or spinal cord, e.g. basal ganglia. 3. a benign cystic tumour occurring on a aponeurosis or tendon, as in the wrist or dorsum of the foot; it c....
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Ganglion

- a collection of nerve cells usually found outside the central nervous system, from which axons arrive from the periphery and proceed to the spinal cord or brain.
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ganglion

Any structure containing a collection of nerve cell bodies in the central nervous system (CNS) or peripheral nervous system (PNS). Plural: ganglia. The CNS of many invertebrates consists largely of ganglia, connected by nerve cords, variously arranged but usually well developed in the head (cerebr...
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ganglion

ganglion: see nervous system.
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Ganglion

A ganglion is an enlargement occurring somewhere in the course of a nerve, and containing nerve cells in addition to nerve filaments.
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ganglion

(biology) Solid cluster of nervous tissue containing many cell bodies and synapses, usually enclosed in a tissue sheath; found in invertebrates and vertebrates. In many invertebrates, the central nervous system consists mainly of ganglia connected by nerve cords. The ganglia in the head (c...
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ganglion

Greek = swelling, referring to a peripheral collection of nerve cells, adjective - ganglionic.
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ganglion

(gang;gle-on) An aggregation of nerve cell bodies occurring outside the central nervous system.
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ganglion

This is the commonest cystic swelling at the back of the wrist and can be seen in adults of any age. On examination the swelling may be soft and cystic but it can also be quite tense and easily mistaken for a bony prominence. It is harmless and in the absence of pain or complications, due to pressure on to an under- lying nerve, it is probably best...
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ganglion

An enlargment somewhere in the course of a nerve, and containing nerve cells in addition to nerve filaments.
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