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Inferior mesenteric plexus

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Inferior mesenteric plexus

Inferior mesenteric plexus
Lower half of right sympathetic cord. (Inferior mesenteric plexus labeled at center right.)
The celiac ganglia with the sympathetic plexuses of the abdominal viscera radiating from the ganglia. (Inferior mesenteric plexus labeled at lower right.)
Latin plexus mesentericus inferior
aortic plexus
Gray's p.987
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The inferior mesenteric plexus is derived chiefly from the aortic plexus.

It surrounds the inferior mesenteric artery, and divides into a number of secondary plexuses, which are distributed to all the parts supplied by the artery, viz., the left colic and sigmoid plexuses, which supply the descending and sigmoid parts of the colon; and the superior hemorrhoidal plexus, which supplies the rectum and joins in the pelvis with branches from the pelvic plexuses.

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External links

  • pelvis at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (pelvicsympathnerves)
  • Introduction to Autonomics, Part 2 - Page 4 of 12 anatomy module at
  • figures/chapter_32/32-6.HTM - Basic Human Anatomy at Dartmouth Medical School

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