One of the two divisions of the autonomic nervous system. The sympathetic system is associated only with spinal nerves.

Autonomic nerves/ganglia

Sympathetic trunk and ganglia

Cervical sympathetic trunk & ganglia

Thoracic sympathetic trunk & ganglia

Lumbar sympathetic trunk & ganglia

Pelvic sympathetic trunk & ganglia

Grey ramus communicans

White ramus communicans

Superior cervical ganglion

Middle cervical ganglion

Cervicothoracic ganglion

Inferior cervical ganglion

Laryngopharyngeal branch of superior cervical ganglion

Cardiac branches of cervicothoracic ganglion

Cardiac ganglion

Left cardiac branch of superior cervical ganglion

Right cardiac branches of middle cervical ganglion

Thyroid branches of middle cervical ganglion

Ganglion impar

Splanchnic ganglion

Inferior mesenteric ganglion

Paracervical ganglion

Superior mesenteric ganglion

Vertebral ganglion

Greater cavernous nerves

Inferior caroticotympanic nerve

Internal carotid plexus

Internal carotid nerve

Jugular nerve

Lesser cavernous nerve

Superior caroticotympanic nerve

 

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