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Meckel's ganglion

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The sphenopalatine ganglion or the second division of the trigeminal nerve. A small parasympathetic ganglion in the upper part of the sphenomaxillary fossa giving off nerves to eyes, nose, and palate.


  • J. F. Meckel:
    Tractatus anatomico physiologicus de quinto pare nervorum cerebri. Göttingen 1748.

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