Definition of Plexus cardiacus

1. Noun. A plexus of nerves supplying the heart and nearby structures.

Exact synonyms: Cardiac Plexus
Generic synonyms: Nerve Plexus



Medical Definition of Plexus cardiacus

1. A wide-meshed network of anastomosing cardiopulmonary and splanchnic nerves arising from the afferent and autonomic nerve fibres (sympathetic) and vagus (parasympathetic) nerves, surrounding the arch of the aorta, the pulmonary artery, and continuing to the atria, ventricles, and coronary vessels. Synonym: plexus cardiacus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plexus Cardiacus

plexure
plexures
plexus
plexus annularis
plexus aorticus
plexus aorticus abdominalis
plexus aorticus thoracicus
plexus arteriae cerebri anterioris
plexus arteriae cerebri mediae
plexus arteriae choroideae
plexus auricularis posterior
plexus autonomici
plexus axillaris
plexus basilaris
plexus brachialis
plexus cardiacus (current term)
plexus cardiacus profundus
plexus cardiacus superficialis
plexus caroticus
plexus caroticus communis
plexus caroticus externus
plexus caroticus internus
plexus cavernosi concharum
plexus cavernosus
plexus celiacus
plexus cervicalis
plexus choroideus ventriculi lateralis
plexus choroideus ventriculi quarti
plexus choroideus ventriculi tertii

Literary usage of Plexus cardiacus

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1. A Laboratory Manual of Human Anatomy by Lewellys Franklin Barker, Dean De Witt Lewis, Daniel Graisberry Revell (1904)
"Notice the subdivision of the plexus cardiacus into a right and a left portion. How is the plexus cardiacus related to the anterior and posterior coronary ..."

2. Conversations on Anatomy, Physiology, and Surgery. by Archibald Robertson, Towar and Hogan, Printer, 1828 (1828)
"... joins the Cardiac Branches of the left side behind the Aorta, and forms the plexus cardiacus Magnus, from which is formed the Ganglion Cardiacum. ..."

3. A Laboratory Manual of Human Anatomy by Lewellys Franklin Barker, Dean De Witt Lewis, Daniel Graisberry Revell (1904)
"Notice the subdivision of the plexus cardiacus into a right and a left portion. How is the plexus cardiacus related to the anterior and posterior coronary ..."

4. Conversations on Anatomy, Physiology, and Surgery. by Archibald Robertson, Towar and Hogan, Printer, 1828 (1828)
"... joins the Cardiac Branches of the left side behind the Aorta, and forms the plexus cardiacus Magnus, from which is formed the Ganglion Cardiacum. ..."

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