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Cardiac Ganglia
Nervous System

Cardiac Ganglia

Ganglia cardiaca

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The small cardiac ganglion, also known as the ganglion of Wrisberg, can be found below the aortic arch and to the right of the ligament arteriosum. It is part of the superficial cardiac plexus which is a mixed autonomic plexus containing contributions from the vagus nerve and superior cervical cardiac nerve.

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Cardiac Ganglion

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The cardiac ganglia contain neurons that make synaptic connections with other neurons in the ganglia, and the ganglia also receive sympathetic and parasympathetic connections (Adams and Cuevas, 2004).

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