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genes expressing in GANGLIA
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Anantomic features

Ganglia that contain cell bodies of sensory neurons; these are not synaptic stations.

Ganglia that contain cell bodies of autonomic (postsynaptic) neurons; these are synaptic stations.

Head ganglia

Terminal (intramural) ganglia (near or in wall of organs) including ganglia of submucosal (Meissner's) and myenteric (Auerbach's) plexuses of the intestine and isolated ganglion cells in variety of organs.


Location: on the dorsal (posterior) root of the spinal nerve. Each segment of the spinal cord has two ganglia, one on each side in the posterolateral position.

Function: afferent component of the peripheral nervous system, the site of sensory cell bodies that conduct impulses to the central nervous system



Location: paravertebral, prevertebral, and terminal locations

Function: the site of efferent cell bodies and synaptic stations of autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic)