ganglia ganglia  /ˈɡæŋɡli ə/


  • (n) an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons


  1. He's what all race horses area bundle of ganglia, to which intelligence and personality can be imputed but never proved.
  2. On rare occasions, herpes in the trigeminal ganglia will journey to the brain, where it causes a generally fatal form of encephalitis.
  3. The resulting buildup of glutarate attacks the nervous system and damages the basal ganglia, a part of the brain that controls body movement.



  1. ...activist Grover Norquist, who for years has served as a moderator of sorts between factions of the conservative movement, called the new insurgency a "series of ganglia and nodes" that are all "fed up" with Obama but not unified around...
    on Aug 15, 2009 By: Grover Norquist Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "We will remove the affected half, one lobe at a time, leaving the deep structures -- the thalamus, brain stem and basal ganglia -- intact," said Dr. Ben Carson, the renowned Hopkins neurosurgeon who has been perfecting the procedure, known as a...
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Dr Ben Carson Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram

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