HyperDic: ganglion

English > 1 sense of the word ganglion:
NOUNbodyganglionan encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons
English > ganglion: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningAn encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons.
Part ofnervous system, systema nervosumThe sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
Narrowerautonomic ganglionAny of the ganglia of the autonomic system whose unmyelinated fibers innervate the internal organs
basal ganglionAny of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement
Broaderneural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
Spanishganglio, ganglio nervioso
Catalangangli
Adjectivespostganglionicbeyond or distal to a ganglion (referring especially to the unmyelinated fibers that originate from cells in autonomic ganglia)

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