Ganglion

Definition of Ganglion:

A group of nerve cell bodies clustered together in a uniform mass outside of but often close to the brain or spinal chord.  Nerves run to or from the ganglia in passage to or from the brain to specific sites on the body.

Also: Ganglia

Topics Related to Ganglion

Chicken Pox

...related topic
“...Chicken pox may enter latency in the deep nerve ganglia and reactivate years later in the form of herpes zoster...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Since these nerves are extremely small, they are usually reached at areas near the spinal cord, where many nerves run together into structures known as sympathetic ganglia, before they spread out throughout the body...”

Herpes Simplex Type I

...the condition
“...These evasive viruses hide in the deep nerve ganglion cells that run to the mouth and skin around it...”

More topics Related to Ganglion

Low Back Pain

...the condition
“...low back pain include: prostatitis, hidden food allergies, hypothyroidism, autointoxication or intestinal toxemia (self-poisoning by harmful gut bacteria), mercury toxicity (if stored in the sensory ganglia near the low back), arthritis, kidney involvement, and psychological issues...”

Nervous System

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“A system in the body that is comprised of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, ganglia and parts of the receptor organs that receive and interpret stimuli and transmit impulses to effector organs...”

Neural Therapy

...as a treatment
“Neural Therapy (NT) is a treatment system for chronic pain and illness using injection of a local anesthetic (usually procaine, also known as novocaine) into autonomic ganglia, peripheral nerves, scars, glands, and trigger points...”

Torticollis (Loxia, "Wryneck")

...the condition
“...The nerve signals responsible for torticollis are thought to originate in the basal ganglia, a group of brain structures involved in movement control...”

Tremors

...the condition
“...Postural tremors include physiological tremor, essential tremor, tremor with basal ganglia disease (also seen in patients with Parkinson's disease), cerebellar postural tremor, tremor with peripheral neuropathy, post-traumatic tremor, and alcoholic tremor...”

Vagus Nerve

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“Also called the pneumogastric nerve, this is the tenth cranial nerve, with many fibers leading to parasympathetic ganglia in internal organs, and can be considered the presynapse starter for the upper parts of the parasympathetic functions...”

Vinpocetine

...as a treatment
“...As a result, there is an increase in serotonin and acetylcholine concentration, which are neuromodulators found in virtually all autonomic ganglia (the clusters of brain cells that serve as bridges between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system...”