Superior mesenteric plexus
|Superior mesenteric plexus|
The celiac ganglia with the sympathetic plexuses of the abdominal viscera radiating from the ganglia.
|Latin||plexus mesentericus superior|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
It surrounds the superior mesenteric artery, accompanies it into the mesentery, and divides into a number of secondary plexuses, which are distributed to all the parts supplied by the artery, viz., pancreatic branches to the pancreas; intestinal branches to the small intestine; and ileocolic, right colic, and middle colic branches, which supply the corresponding parts of the great intestine.
- figures/chapter_32/32-6.HTM: Basic Human Anatomy at Dartmouth Medical School