Definition of Nerve plexus
1. Noun. A network of intersecting nerves.
Specialized synonyms: Autonomic Plexus, Plexus Autonomici, Brachial Plexus, Plexus Brachialis, Cardiac Plexus, Plexus Cardiacus, Carotid Plexus, Plexus Caroticus, Cervical Plexus, Plexus Cervicalis, Coccygeal Plexus, Plexus Coccygeus, Hypogastric Plexus, Plexus Hypogastricus, Lumbar Plexus, Plexus Lumbalis, Lumbosacral Plexus, Mesenteric Plexus, Plexus Mesentericus, Myenteric Plexus, Plexus Myentericus, Periarterial Plexus, Plexus Periarterialis, Plexus Dentalis, Plexus Pulmonalis, Pulmonary Plexis, Plexus Sacralis, Sacral Plexus, Abdominal Nerve Plexus, Coeliac Plexus, Plexus Celiacus, Solar Plexus
Medical Definition of Nerve plexus
1. A plexus formed by the interlacing of nerves by means of numerous communicating branches. Synonym: plexus nervosus. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Nerve plexus
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1. A Text-book of human physiology: Designed for the Use of Practitioners and by Austin Flint (1881)
"Whether this be in reality a complete or a partial decussation in this situation, a part of the fibres arising from the nerve-plexus passing simply backward ..."
2. The Nervous System and Its Constituent Neurones: Designed for the Use of by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1899)
"... representation of the nerve plexus of a heart of a human embryo after His Junior. ... nerve plexus ..."
3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1904)
"The wave of excitation, therefore, passes along the muscular coat, but whether along the muscle cells or along the fine nerve plexus between these cells, ..."
4. The Anatomy of the Domestic Fowl by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp (1918)
"Near this ganglion is found a nerve plexus in which there are imbedded ... nerve plexus. Some branches of this plexus, follow the branches of the posterior ..."
5. The Physiology of Man: Designed to Represent the Existing State of by Austin Flint (1873)
"Whether this be in reality a complete or a partial decussation in this situation, a part of the fibres arising from the nerve- plexus passing simply ..."
6. The Physiology of the Circulation in Plants, in the Lower Animals, and in by James Bell Pettigrew (1874)
"pulmonary artery with nerve-plexus, v, superior cava cut across. ... K, right ventricle with nerve-plexus, y, plexus of nerves investing the vessels ..."
7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"... nerve-plexus,' to withdraw nnd thrust out the processes which have ... identical in appearance with the stellate cells composing the ' nerve-plexus. ..."
8. American Medicine (1906)
"Hence, the anterior portion of the heart thus prepared beats in response to impulses that reach it through the nerve-plexus on the middle portion. ..."