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Definition of "postganglionic" [postganglionic]

  • Posterior or distal to a ganglion. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "postganglionic" in a sentence
  • "These secretions are called postganglionic secretions). i) Suppression of Immune system, j) Vasoconstriction and increase in Blood Pressure, k) P u p i l dilation, (Illustration of an excited face with pupils dilated). l)"
  • "In writing the 1955 review on the "Pharmacology of vascular smooth muscle," I had become very interested in the mechanisms by which sympathetic postganglionic denervation and certain drugs like cocaine markedly potentiate the response of effector organs to epinephrine and norepinephrine, yet markedly reduce the response to the sympathomimetic tyramine."
  • "Studies have shown that penile erection is achieved via postganglionic sympathetic adrenergic innervation in concert with parasympathetic neurons."