What are ganglia?

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Ganglia (singular ganglion), or neural ganglia, are structures located outside the central nervous system (for example, beside the spinal column or near viscera) made of concentration of neuron bodies.

Examples of neural ganglia are the ganglia that concentrate cell bodies of sensory neurons in the dorsal roots of the spinal cord and the ganglia of the myenteric plexus responsible for the peristaltic movements of the digestive tube.

In the central nervous system (CNS) the concentrations of neuron bodies are called nuclei and not ganglia.

Dipti KC
May 25, 2023
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