sympathetic nervous system (anatomy)

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The anatomy of the sympathetic nervous system can be considered in terms of:

  • efferent pathways, from proximal to distal:
    • higher centres
    • spinal pathway
    • preganglionic peripheral pathway
    • ganglia
    • postganglionic nerves
    • plexuses
    • target cells and tissues
  • afferent pathway

Last reviewed 01/2018

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