Flashcards in Unit 3 - Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis, and Perineum: Peripheral PARASYMPATHETIC Nervous System (Ex. III) Deck (3)
course of preganglionic motor axons and targets
vagus n. (CN X):
- cardiac branches ==> cardiac plexus
- esophageal branches ==> esophageal plexus
- tracheal branches ==> trachea
- bronchial branches ==> pulmonary plexus (bronchi and pulmonary vessels)
Where are the ganglion cells of the parasympathetic nervous system located?
scattered in microscopic groups in their target organs --> preganglionic motor axons carried to targets via the vagus n.