thyroid ganglion
thyroid ganglion n a ganglion that is a variant of the middle cervical ganglion and is found in some dissections in close association with the inferior thyroid artery

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  • cervical ganglion — n any of three sympathetic ganglia on each side of the neck: a) a ganglion at the top of the sympathetic chain that lies between the internal carotid artery and the second and third cervical vertebrae and that sends postganglionic fibers to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Middle cervical ganglion — Nerve: Middle cervical ganglion Diagram of the cervical sympathetic. (Lower cervical ganglion labeled at center right.) Latin ganglion cervicale medium Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Inferior cervical ganglion — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = ganglion cervicale inferius GraySubject = 216 GrayPage = 980 Caption = Diagram of the cervical sympathetic. (Lower cervical ganglion labeled at bottom right.) Caption2 = Plan of right sympathetic cord and… …   Wikipedia

  • Inferior thyroid artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria thyreoidea inferior GraySubject = 148 GrayPage = 581 Caption = Thyrocervical trunk and its branches, including inferior thyroid artery. Superficial dissection of the right side of the neck. Caption2 …   Wikipedia

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