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Parasympathetic ganglion, in tongue

Notes

This small parasympathetic ganglion was found within the body of the tongue, in association with the minor salivary glands which it innervates.

Each nerve cell body is quite conspicuous, with relatively basophilic cytoplasm, with a large round euchromatic nucleus, and with a single prominent nucleolus.

The many smaller nuclei associated with this ganglion belong to satellite cells and Schwann cells, as well as fibroblasts of the surrounding connective tissue.


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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  14 January 2002 / dgk