cardiac nerve


cardiac nerve
cardiac nerve n any of the three nerves connecting the cervical ganglia of the sympathetic nervous system with the cardiac plexus:
a) one arising esp. from the inferior cervical ganglion or the stellate ganglion called also inferior cardiac nerve
b) one arising esp. from the middle cervical ganglion called also middle cardiac nerve
c) one arising esp. from the superior cervical ganglion called also superior cardiac nerve

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Cardiac nerve — The cardiac nerves are autonomic nerves which supply the heart. They include:* Superior cardiac nerve * Middle cardiac nerve * Inferior cardiac nerve …   Wikipedia

  • cardiac nerve — noun : any of the nerves connecting the cervical ganglia of the sympathetic system with the cardiac plexus …   Useful english dictionary

  • cardiac nerve inferior — nervus cardiacus cervicalis inferior …   Medical dictionary

  • cardiac nerve middle — nervus cardiacus cervicalis medius …   Medical dictionary

  • cardiac nerve superior — nervus cardiacus cervicalis superior …   Medical dictionary

  • Middle cardiac nerve — Nerve: Middle cardiac nerve Diagram of the cervical sympathetic. Latin nervus cardiacus cervicalis medius Gray s subjec …   Wikipedia

  • Inferior cardiac nerve — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = n. cardiacus inferior 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

  • Superior cardiac nerve — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = nervus cardiacus cervicalis superior GraySubject = 216 GrayPage = 979 Caption = Diagram of the cervical sympathetic. (Superior cardiac nerve labeled at center right.) Caption2 = Innervates = heart BranchFrom …   Wikipedia

  • inferior cardiac nerve — n CARDIAC NERVE (a) …   Medical dictionary

  • middle cardiac nerve — n CARDIAC NERVE (b) …   Medical dictionary


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