solar plexussolar plexus
- a network of nerves in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach and in front of the aorta, containing ganglia that send nerve impulses to the abdominal viscera
- the area of the belly just below the sternum: not a technical term
Origin of solar plexusfrom solar, in extended use (by analogy between the rays of the sun and the radiating pattern of nerve fibers) + plexus
- The large network of sympathetic nerves and ganglia located in the peritoneal cavity behind the stomach and having branching tracts that supply nerves to the abdominal viscera.
- The pit of the stomach.
Origin of solar plexusFrom its radially branching ganglia