• ciliary ganglion
  • The ciliary ganglion is a parasympathetic ganglion located just behind the eye in the posterior orbit. (wikipedia.org)
  • A patient with anisocoria (one pupil bigger than the other) whose pupil does not react to light (does not constrict when exposed to bright light) most likely has Adie syndrome - idiopathic degeneration of the ciliary ganglion. (wikipedia.org)
  • She noted that pathological destruction of nerve cells in the ciliary ganglion that is found in all cases of Adie pupil. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tonic pupils are usually due to Adie syndrome, but other diseases can denervate the ciliary ganglion. (wikipedia.org)
  • pterygopalatine ganglion
  • The pterygopalatine ganglion (of Meckel), the largest of the parasympathetic ganglia associated with the branches of the maxillary nerve, is deeply placed in the pterygopalatine fossa, close to the sphenopalatine foramen. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pterygopalatine ganglion supplies the lacrimal gland, paranasal sinuses, glands of the mucosa of the nasal cavity and pharynx, the gingiva, and the mucous membrane and glands of the hard palate. (wikipedia.org)
  • nerve
  • Specifically, contributions to the Superior Mesenteric Ganglion arise from the lesser splanchnic nerve, which arises from the sympathetic chain of T10-11. (wikipedia.org)
  • The deep petrosal nerve (carrying postganglionic sympathetics) joins with the greater petrosal nerve (carrying preganglionic parasympathetics) to form the nerve of the pterygoid canal, which passes through the pterygoid canal before entering the ganglion. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has also been shown that modifications in the cholinergic input at the celiac ganglion also led, via the superior ovarian nerve, to modifications in ovarian steroidogenesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The operation is accomplished by dissecting the nerve tissue of the main sympathetic chain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another technique, the clamping method, also referred to as 'endoscopic sympathetic blockade' (ESB) employs titanium clamps around the nerve tissue, and was developed as an alternative to older methods in an unsuccessful attempt to make the procedure reversible. (wikipedia.org)