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SPHENOPALATINE GANGLION

A little parasympathetic ganglion in the upper part of the pterygopalatine fossa whose postsynaptic fibres supply the lacrimal, nasal, palatine and pharyngeal glands. Synonym: ganglion pterygopalatinum, Meckel's ganglion, nasal ganglion, sphenopalatine ganglion.
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