Main definitions of postganglionic in US English:

: postganglionic1postganglionic2

postganglionic1

adjective

Physiology Anatomy
  • Located distal to a ganglion; specifically of, relating to, or designating autonomic nerve fibres and neurons that originate in a ganglion and terminate in the tissues. Contrasted with preganglionic.

Origin

Late 19th century. From post- + ganglionic. Compare preganglionic.

Pronunciation

postganglionic

/ˌpəʊs(t)ɡaŋɡlɪˈɒnɪk/

Main definitions of postganglionic in US English:

: postganglionic1postganglionic2

postganglionic2

adjective

Physiology
  • (of an autonomic nerve) running from a ganglion to an effector organ.

    Compare with preganglionic

Pronunciation

postganglionic

/ˌpəʊs(t)ɡaŋɡlɪˈɒnɪk/